Definition of Hydrargyrum

1. Noun. A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 80, Hg, Mercury, Quicksilver
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Cinnabar, Calomel, Mercurous Chloride
Derivative terms: Mercurial, Mercuric, Mercurous



Definition of Hydrargyrum

1. n. Quicksilver; mercury.

Definition of Hydrargyrum

1. Noun. (chemistry medicine) The element mercury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hydrargyrum

1. Quicksilver; mercury. Origin: NL, fr. L. Hydrargyrus, Gr.; water + silver. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrargyrum

hydramnion
hydramnios
hydrams
hydranencephaly
hydrangea
hydrangea family
hydrangeas
hydrant
hydranth
hydranths
hydrants
hydrargochloride
hydrargochlorides
hydrargyria
hydrargyrism
hydrargyrum (current term)
hydrarthrodial
hydrarthron
hydrarthrosis
hydrarthrus
hydras
hydrase
hydrases
hydrastine
hydrastinine
hydrastis
hydrastises
hydratase
hydratases
hydrate

Literary usage of Hydrargyrum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"(Syn., Quicksilver, hydrargyrum Vivum, Mercurius Vivus, ... the messenger of the gods, from its mobility, quicksilver, similar origin ; L. hydrargyrum; ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1862)
"... must first be converted into an oxide, and this oxide must be basic to a soluble compound ; and that the amount of suboxide in hydrargyrum cum creta is ..."

3. A Dictionary of medical terminology, dental surgery, and the collateral sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (1882)
"hydrargyrum Ammonia'tum. Ammoniated mercury. hydrargyrum Boruss'icum. ... hydrargyrum cum Magne'sia. Ph. D. Mercury with carbonate of magnesia. hydrargyrum ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"Her'cury, (after the god,) hydrargyrum — m. ... m. with Chalk, hydrargyrum cum ... Precipitate of, white, hydrargyrum ..."

5. Elements of Medical Chemistry by Benjamin Howard Rand (1871)
"The oxalate of the protoxide is used in sea-sickness and the vomiting of pregnancy. MERCURY (hydrargyrum), Hg=100. SYLLABUS. As METAL : (a) hydrargyrum ..."

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