mercurochrome mercurochrome

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark

Usage(s):

  1. You also state that Miss Hill's researches ''quieted the suspicions' of mercurochrome's usefulness.
  2. The treatment: applications of mercurochrome and hydrogen peroxide to the sores and wet dressings of aluminum acetate.
  3. Quieting suspicions of mercurochrome's usefulness, she declared that a 2% tincture of mercurochrome stops the growth of germs on the human skin better than a 7% tincture of iodine.

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    Wanda Coleman, who passed away on November 20, 2013, at the age of 67, is a well-known American poet who has published 19 books of poetry and fiction including Bathwater Wine, for which she won the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (the first African-American woman to receive that award), and Mercurochrome, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001. A seminal figure of literary L ...
    on February 19, 2014     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  • ...he was grievously wounded in a later battle, Dole wrote in a 1988 biography that the first of his two Purple Hearts was the kind of wound the Army treated "with Mercurochrome and a Purple Heart."
    on Aug 30, 2004 By: Bob Dole Source: CNN

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