Meaning of methylmercury in English:

methylmercury

noun

Chemistry
  • 1A highly toxic cation, CH₃ Hg+, compounds of which were formerly used as seed disinfectants, and which may be synthesized in the environment by microbial methylation of inorganic mercury compounds.

  • 2The toxic liquid dimethylmercury, (CH₃)₂ Hg (rare).

Origin

Early 20th century.