Meaning of mercuric chloride

mercu'ric chlo'ride

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  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, strongly acrid, highly poisonous solid, HgCl, prepared by sublimation of chlorine with mercury, and used chiefly as an antiseptic. Also called
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