adjective Chemistry.

  1. of or containing mercury, especially in the bivalent state.


  1. of or containing mercury in the divalent state; denoting a mercury(II) compound

adj.1828, in chemistry, from mercury + -ic. adj.

  1. Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 2.

  1. Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 2. Compare mercurous.

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