Definition of mercurous in English:

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mercurous

Pronunciation: /ˈməːkjʊrəs/

adjective

Chemistry
Of mercury with a valency of one; of mercury(I): Compare with mercuric.
Example sentences
  • Metallic mercury apparently does not cause hypersensitivity and is relevant only as a source of mercury vapor; it would appear that most inorganic mercuric and mercurous salts do not provoke immune reactions.
  • Gotta run now and feed the leeches, and bleed Linda for her headache… She's not reacting well to the calomel - mercurous chloride - I gave her yesterday.
  • Forty male golden Syrian hamsters were classified into eight groups: negative control, positive control and six groups treated with different doses of mercurous chloride.

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