Definition of Mercurochrome in English:


Syllabification: Mer·cu·ro·chrome
Pronunciation: /mə(r)ˈkyo͝orəˌkrōm
(also mercurochrome)


  • trademark for merbromin.
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    • As he said of one of his, ‘… a sliver of metal into my leg - the sort of injury the Army patched up with Mercurochrome and a Purple Heart.‘
    • Walking from the train station to my grandfather's home, I saw a half-naked red-colored man sitting on the street and found that he had coated his skin with tincture of Mercurochrome to relieve his pain and prevent infection.
    • I want to know whether the use of mercurochrome on skin cancers is advisable.


early 20th century: from mercury1 + Greek khrōma 'color'.

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