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Of mercury with a valence of one; of mercury(I)Compare with mercuric
- ‘Forty male golden Syrian hamsters were classified into eight groups: negative control, positive control and six groups treated with different doses of mercurous chloride.’
- ‘Reports of mercury poisoning from beauty creams containing calomel, or mercurous chloride, also surface regularly.’
- ‘Gotta run now and feed the leeches, and bleed Linda for her headache… She's not reacting well to the calomel - mercurous chloride - I gave her yesterday.’
- ‘Metallic mercury apparently does not cause hypersensitivity and is relevant only as a source of mercury vapor; it would appear that most inorganic mercuric and mercurous salts do not provoke immune reactions.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.