ammoniac

noun am·mo·ni·ac \ ə-ˈmō-nē-ˌak \

Definition of ammoniac

: the aromatic gum resin of a southwest Asian herb (Dorema ammoniacum) of the carrot family used as an expectorant and stimulant and in plasters

Origin and Etymology of ammoniac

Middle English & Latin; Middle English, from Latin ammoniacum, from Greek ammōniakon, from neuter of ammōniakos of Ammon


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ammoniac

noun am·mo·ni·ac \ ə-ˈmō-nē-ˌak \

medical Definition of ammoniac

: the aromatic gum resin of a Persian herb (Dorema ammoniacum) of the carrot family used as an expectorant and stimulant and in plasters

ammoniac

medical Definition of ammoniac

— see sal ammoniac

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