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Noun: mercury fulminate  'mur-kyu-ree'fúl-mu,neyt
  1. A fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps
    - fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercury

Derived forms: mercury fulminates

Type of: fulminate

Part of: blasting cap, percussion cap

Encyclopedia: Mercury fulminate