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Mercury

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mercury
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mercurio
NM
mercury
N

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English Definitions

mercury
N
a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
Mercury
N
(Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
Mercury
N
the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun
mercury
N
temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
mercury barometer
N
barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury
mercury cell
N
a primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide
mercury chloride
N
a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
mercury fulminate
N
a fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
mercury poisoning
N
a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
Mercury program
N
a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
mercury thermometer
N
thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
mercury-contaminated
contaminated by mercury
mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer
N
a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature
mercury-in-glass thermometer
N
thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
mercury-vapor lamp
N
ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
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