Definitions for "Methylmercury"
an organic form of mercury caused by microorganism transformation of inorganic mercury.
(organic mercury) toxic form, at high concentrations, of mercury found in the environment (air, water, soil, plants and animals) and is different from elemental mercury (thermometers, dental amalgams). Industrial mercury can enter water systems, which is then converted into methylmercury and can contaminate exposed fish or shellfish, entering the human food chain.
a toxic form of organic mercury often found in recently submerged areas