Definition of phenylmercury in English:

phenylmercury

adjective

Chemistry
  • Containing a phenyl group bonded directly to a mercury atom; phenylmercuric.

noun

Chemistry
  • A phenylmercury compound.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From phenyl + mercury.

Pronunciation

phenylmercury

/ˌfiːnʌɪlˈməːkjʊri//ˌfɛnʌɪlˈməːkjʊri/