ammonium

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noun am·mo·ni·um \ə-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Definition of ammonium

  1. :  an ion NH4+ derived from ammonia by combination with a hydrogen ion and known in compounds (such as salts) that resemble in properties the compounds of the alkali metals

Origin and Etymology of ammonium

New Latin, from ammonia


First Known Use: 1808


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ammonium

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noun am·mo·ni·um \ə-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of ammonium

  1. :  an ion NH4+ derived from ammonia by combination with a hydrogen ion and known in organic compounds (as quaternary ammonium compounds) and in compounds (as salts) that resemble in properties the compounds of the alkali metals


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