bichloride :

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  • n  a compound containing two chlorine atoms per molecule

  • There is small excuse for having bichloride of mercury tablets around the house nowadays as an antiseptic.
  • Another compound (mercuric bichloride) is a corrosive poison (PTI, March 7).
  • Poisons such as potassium cyanide and bichloride of mercury inactivated but did not kill itin other words, like protein, it regained activity after the poison was removed.

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