Synonyms for mercury |

Synonyms and antonyms for mercury

1. mercury (n.)

a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures


2. Mercury (n.)

(Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes


3. Mercury (n.)

the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun


4. mercury (n.)

temperature measured by a mercury thermometer


5. mercury-contaminated (adj.)

contaminated by mercury

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6. mercury-vapor lamp (n.)

ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor


7. mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer (n.)

a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature


8. mercury-in-glass thermometer (n.)

thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube