hydrargyrum


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Synonyms for hydrargyrum

a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element

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The Latin names hydrargyrum (liquid silver) and argentum vivum (living silver) aptly describe mercury's appearance.
Hydrargyrum means "silver water" and, with a small incantation from the magic of philology, it may be found to signify something even more meaningful.