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mercurochrome

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mercurochrome (plural mercurochromes)

  1. merbromin
    • 2007 June 8, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
      While expounding the other day on the lost antiseptic mercurochrome, I mentioned that vaccines once contained an antibacterial and antifungal agent called thimerosal.
    • 2000 January 7, Richard E. L. Paul et al., “Sex Determination in Malaria Parasites[1], Science, volume 287, number 5450, DOI:10.1126/science.287.5450.128, pages 128-131: 
      Oocyst counts in mosquitoes were made 7 days postinfection on midguts dissected from 30 gravid females and then stained with 0.5% mercurochrome.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Henry Beam Piper, Dearest[2]:
      Then the doctor came bustling in, brown-mustached, blue-tied, spectacled, carrying a tan bag, and behind him followed the two ambulance men, one with a thatch of flaming red hair and the other with a stain of mercurochrome on his jacket-sleeve.

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EtymologyEdit

From the commercial product Mercurochrome

NounEdit

mercurochrome m (plural mercurochromes)

  1. antiseptic

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