Definition of thimerosal in English:

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Pronunciation: /THīˈmerəsəl/


A local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
  • Chemical formula: C9H9HgNaO2S.
Example sentences
  • Except for local hypersensitivity reactions, thimerosal has not been found to cause any harm.
  • Steps were rapidly taken to remove thimerosal from vaccines by switching to single-dose vials that did not require any preservative.
  • And because thimerosal is added in the manufacturing process, its presence may not even have to be disclosed on the labeling.

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Syllabification: thi·mer·o·sal

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