ferrous sulfate

noun

Definition of ferrous sulfate 

: a salt obtained usually in its bluish-green hydrated form FeSO4·7H2O that is used especially in making inks, pigments, and other iron salts and in medicine for treating anemia caused by iron deficiency

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Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, "Controlling moss in your lawn starts with keeping grass healthy," 17 Dec. 2017 By the early 19th century, a newer dye made from logwood and ferrous sulfate made the color cheap to produce. Shelley Puhak, The Atlantic, "The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress," 13 Oct. 2017

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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ferrous sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of ferrous sulfate 

: an astringent iron salt obtained usually in the form of its pale green crystalline hydrate FeSO4·7H2O and used in medicine chiefly for treating iron-deficiency anemia

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