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hartshorn

noun harts·horn \ˈhärts-ˌhrn\

Definition of HARTSHORN

:  a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts
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Origin of HARTSHORN

from the earlier use of hart's horns as the chief source of ammonia
First Known Use: 1685
Medical Dictionary

hartshorn

noun harts·horn \ˈhärts-ˌh(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of HARTSHORN

:  a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts—see spirit of hartshorn

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