a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
Syn: ↑mercury, ↑quicksilver, ↑Hg, ↑atomic number 80
Derivationally related forms: ↑mercurial (for: ↑mercury), ↑mercuric (for: ↑mercury), ↑mercurous (for: ↑mercury)
Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal
Substance Holonyms: ↑cinnabar, ↑calomel, ↑mercurous chloride

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  • Hydrargyrum — Hy*drar gy*rum (h[ i]*dr[aum]r j[i^]*r[u^]m), n. [NL., fr. L. hydrargyrus, Gr. ydra rgyros; y dwr water + a rgyros silver.] (Chem.) Quicksilver; mercury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrargyrum — Hydrargyrum, griech., Quecksilber …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Hydrargyrum — vgl. Quecksilber …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • hydrargyrum — mercury, quicksilver, 1560s, from L. hydrargyrus, from Gk. hydrargyros, from hydr , stem of hydor water (see WATER (Cf. water) (n.1)) + argyros silver (see ARGENT (Cf. argent)). Hence the chemical abbreviation …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hydrargyrum — Eigenschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hydrargyrum — Element El e*ment, n. [F. [ e]l[ e]ment, L. elementum.] 1. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrargyrum — gyvsidabris statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Cheminis elementas. simbolis( iai) Hg atitikmenys: lot. hydrargyrum angl. mercury rus. ртуть …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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  • Hydrargyrum — Hydrargўrum (grch.), Quecksilber. Hydrargyriāse, Hydrargyrīe, Hydrargyrísmus, Quecksilbervergiftung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • hydrargyrum — hydrargyric /huy drahr jir ik/, adj. /huy drahr jeuhr euhm/, n. mercury. [1555 65; < NL, equiv. to L hydrargyr(us) ( < Gk hydrárgyros mercury, equiv. to hydr HYDR 1 + árgyros silver) + um, on model of aurum, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrargyrum — noun The element mercury. Syn: mercury, quicksilver …   Wiktionary

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