Part of speech: noun

A compound of chlorin and mercury.

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Usage examples "calomel":

  1. One medicine case containing quinine, calomel, and Sun Cholera Mixture in tablets. - "Notes of a War Correspondent", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. Here was a matter that must involve the death of many men, and the token sent to me by the autocrat who stood at the back of it all, to prove the good faith of his messenger, was a box of calomel pills! - "Child of Storm", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. But I can vouch, upon my own experience, that no similar imputation lies against the gentlemen who prescribe large quantities of calomel in America. - "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.