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mercuric (adj.)

1828, in chemistry, "relating to or containing mercury," from mercury + -ic. Specifically applied to compounds in which each atom of mercury is regarded as bivalent. Mercurous (1840) is applied to those in which two atoms of mercury are regarded as forming a bivalent radical.

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Definitions of mercuric

mercuric (adj.)
of or containing mercury;
Synonyms: mercurous
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