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Calomel definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALOMEL, n. A preparation of mercury, much used in medicine. It is called the submuriate or protochloride of mercury, and is prepared in various ways, by sublimation or precipitation, and also in the dry way. The following are the directions given in the last London Pharmacopoeia. Take of muriated quicksilver one pound, and of purified quicksilver, nine ounces; rub them together till the globules disappear; then sublime, and repeat the sublimation twice more successively.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic [syn: calomel, mercurous chloride]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably from New Latin *calomelas, from Greek kalos beautiful + melas black more at melan- Date: 1676 a white tasteless compound Hg2Cl2 used especially as a component of laboratory electrodes, as a fungicide, and formerly in medicine as a purgative called also mercurous chloride

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a compound of mercury, esp. when used medicinally as a cathartic. Etymology: mod.L perh. f. Gk kalos beautiful + melas black

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aquila Aq"ui*la, n.; pl. Aquil[ae]. [L., an eagle.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of eagles. 2. (Astron.) A northern constellation southerly from Lyra and Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle. Aquila alba [L., white eagle], an alchemical name of calomel. --Brande & C.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calomel Cal"o*mel, n. [Gr. ????? beautiful + ????? black. So called from its being white, though made from a black mixture of mercury and corrosive sublimate. Cf. F. calom['e]las.] (Chem.) Mild chloride of mercury, Hg2Cl2, a heavy, white or yellowish white substance, insoluble and tasteless, much used in medicine as a mercurial and purgative; mercurous chloride. It occurs native as the mineral horn quicksilver.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Chloride of mercury, protochloride of mercury, subchloride of mercury, mercurous chloride.


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