mercuric cyanide

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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.