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Mercury meaning
[mur-kyuh-ree]
Definitions of mercury is:
  • noun plural mercury
    Chemistry. a heavy, silver-white, highly toxic metallic element, the only one that is liquid at room temperature; quicksilver: used in barometers, thermometers, pesticides, pharmaceutical preparations, reflecting surfaces of mirrors, and dental fillings, in certain switches, lamps, and other electric apparatus, and as a laboratory catalyst. Symbol: Hg; atomic weight: 200.59; atomic number: 80; specific gravity: 13.546 at 20°C; freezing point: −38.9°C; boiling point: 357°C.
  • noun plural mercury
    Pharmacology. this metal as used in medicine, in the form of various organic and inorganic compounds, usually for skin infections.
  • noun plural mercury
    (initial capital letter) the ancient Roman god who served as messenger of the gods and was also the god of commerce, thievery, eloquence, and science, identified with the Greek god Hermes.