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Cinnabar

Similar term(s): Cinnibarite, Vermillion, Vermilion, China Red, Chinese red, Mercury sulphide, mercuric sulfide.

Definition:

HgS. Mercuric (mercury) sulphide. Most mercury mined comes from cinnabar ore (rock containing cinnabar mineralization). The colour of cinnabar ranges from cinnamon to brick and scarlet red, which explains its historic use as a pigment, mainly in paints but also as a traditional colorant for foods.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Inorganic mercury compounds

Translation(s):

Español: Cinabrio
Français: Cinabre

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