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Mercury British & World English

The Roman god of eloquence, skill, trading, and thieving, herald and messenger of the gods, who was identified with Hermes

mercury1 British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 80, a heavy silvery-white metal which is liquid at ordinary temperatures

mercury2 British & World English

A plant of a genus which includes dog’s mercury

mercury New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 80

Hg in mercury1 British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 80, a heavy silvery-white metal which is liquid at ordinary temperatures

dog's mercury British & World English

A Eurasian plant of the spurge family, with hairy stems and small green flowers, found as a dominant plant of old woodland

fulminate of mercury British & World English

A white or grayish crystalline powder that when dry is extremely volatile when exposed to heat or pressure and is used as an explosive

mercury tilt switch British & World English

An electric switch in which the circuit is made by mercury flowing into a gap when the device tilts

mercury vapour lamp British & World English

A lamp in which light is produced by an electrical discharge through mercury vapour

inch of mercury in inch1 British & World English

(As a unit of atmospheric pressure) an amount that would support a column of mercury one-inch high in a barometer (equal to 33.86 millibars, 29.5 inches being equal to one bar)