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From French calomel.

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calomel (countable and uncountable, plural calomels)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) mercurous chloride Hg2Cl2, formerly used as a laxative and disinfectant and to treat syphilis
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      “Where am I?” said the little spectre, in a pathetic voice. “And why was I born in the Calomel days, and why did I have all that Calomel given me?”

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  • Calomel” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • calomel mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

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calomel m (usually uncountable, plural calomels)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) calomel