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mercurochrome (plural mercurochromes)
2007 June 8, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
- While expounding the other day on the lost antiseptic mercurochrome, I mentioned that vaccines once contained an antibacterial and antifungal agent called thimerosal.
2000 January 7, Richard E. L. Paul et al., “Sex Determination in Malaria Parasites”, Science, volume 287, number 5450, DOI:10.1126/science.287.5450.128, pages 128-131:
- Oocyst counts in mosquitoes were made 7 days postinfection on midguts dissected from 30 gravid females and then stained with 0.5% mercurochrome.
(Can we date this quote?) Henry Beam Piper, Dearest:
- Then the doctor came bustling in, brown-mustached, blue-tied, spectacled, carrying a tan bag, and behind him followed the two ambulance men, one with a thatch of flaming red hair and the other with a stain of mercurochrome on his jacket-sleeve.
From the commercial product Mercurochrome
mercurochrome m (plural mercurochromes)