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mercu'ric sul'fide



Chem.
a crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous compound, HgS, occurring as a coarse, black powder (black mercuric sulfide) or as a fine, bright-scarlet powder (red mercuric sulfide) : used chiefly as a pigment and as a source of the free metal. Also,mercury sulfide.

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