mercuric cyanide

mercuric cyanide

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′sī·ə‚nīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Hg(CN)2 Poisonous, colorless, transparent crystals that darken in light, decompose when heated; soluble in water and alcohol; used in photography, medicine, and germicidal soaps. Also known as mercury cyanide.