ferric ammonium citrate

noun

Definition of ferric ammonium citrate

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

First Known Use of ferric ammonium citrate

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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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 6 Mar. 2021.

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ferric ammonium citrate

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Medical Definition of 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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