ammonium nitrate

noun

Definition of ammonium nitrate

  1. :  a colorless crystalline salt NH4NO3 used in explosives and fertilizers and in veterinary medicine

First Known Use of ammonium nitrate

1866


Medical Dictionary

ammonium nitrate

noun

Medical Definition of ammonium nitrate

  1. :  a colorless crystalline salt NH4NO3 used in explosives and fertilizers and in veterinary medicine as an expectorant and urinary acidifier


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