Definition of Mercurochrome in English:

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Pronunciation: /məːˈkjʊərəkrəʊm/


Trademark for merbromin.
Example sentences
  • 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 'colour'.

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