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thi·mer·o·sal thī-'mer-ə-.sal n a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used esp. for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties see MERTHIOLATE

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thi·mero·sal (thi-merґo-səl) [USP] an organomercurial antiseptic, which is actively antifungal and bacteriostatic for many nonsporulating bacteria; used as a topical antiinfective and as a preservative in pharmaceutical preparations. Called also thiomersalate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • thimerosal — [thī mer′ə sal΄, thīmʉr′ə sal΄] n. [by contr. and transposition of ( sodium ethyl) mercurithiosalicylate, the name of the compound] a cream colored, crystalline compound, C9H9HgNaO2S, used chiefly in solutions as an antiseptic for surface wounds …   English World dictionary

  • Thimerosal — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Thiomersal Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thimerosal — Thiomersal Thiomersal Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thimerosal — /thuy merr euh sal , mer /, n. Pharm. a cream colored, crystalline, water soluble powder, C9H9HgNaO2S, used chiefly as an antiseptic. [1945 50; perh. THI + MER(CURY) + O + SAL(ICYLATE)] * * * ▪ medicine       organic compound used as an… …   Universalium

  • thimerosal — noun Etymology: probably from thi + mercury + o + salicylate Date: 1949 a crystalline organic mercurial antiseptic C9H9HgNaO2S used especially for its antifungal and bacteriostatic properties …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thimerosal — noun A compound, chemical formula CHHgNaOS, used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent, especially in vaccines. Syn: sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate …   Wiktionary

  • thimerosal — n. disinfectant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thimerosal — thi·mero·sal …   English syllables

  • thimerosal — thi•mer•o•sal [[t]θaɪˈmɜr əˌsæl, ˈmɛr [/t]] n. pha a crystalline, water soluble powder, C9H9HgNaO2used as an antiseptic • Etymology: 1945–50; perh. thi +mer (cury) + o +sal (icylate) …   From formal English to slang

  • thimerosal — noun a light colored crystalline powder (trade name Merthiolate) used as a surgical antiseptic • Syn: ↑sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate, ↑Merthiolate • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Merthiolate) • …   Useful english dictionary

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