Definition of thiomersal in English:


Line breaks: thio|mer¦sal
Pronunciation: /ˌθʌɪə(ʊ)ˈməːs(ə)l/

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[mass noun]
  • A compound able to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, used as a medical disinfectant and preservative for biological products.
    • Chemical formula: C9H9O2SHgNa


1950s; from thio- + mer(cury) + sal(icylate).

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