ferrous sulfate

noun

Definition of ferrous sulfate

  1. :  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

First Known Use of ferrous sulfate

1832


Medical Dictionary

ferrous sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of ferrous sulfate

  1. :  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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