ferric ammonium citrate


: a complex salt containing varying amounts of iron and used especially for making blueprints

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferric ammonium citrate was circa 1924

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“Ferric ammonium citrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferric%20ammonium%20citrate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

ferric ammonium citrate

: a complex salt of indefinite composition that contains varying amounts of iron, that is obtained as red crystals or a brownish yellow powder or as green crystals or powder, and that was formerly used in medicine for treating iron-deficiency anemia

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