ferrous sulfate


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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Recent Examples on the Web In her purse, police found several medications, including tramadol, suspected Ambien, vitamin E, butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine, ferrous sulfate, hydroxyzine hydrochloride and nadolol. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Wanted man wrestles with police; intoxicated woman causes vehicle crash: Berea police blotter," 27 Dec. 2019 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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First Known Use of ferrous sulfate

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Ferrous sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrous%20sulfate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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