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mercu'ric ox'ide



Chem.
a slightly crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous compound, HgO, occurring as a coarse, orange-red powder (red mercuric oxide) or as a fine, orange-yellow powder (yellow mercuric oxide) : used chiefly as a pigment in paints and as an antiseptic in pharmaceuticals.

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