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

Examples of ferrous sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Factors to Consider When Selecting an Iron Supplement When choosing an iron supplement for pregnancy, several factors should be taken into consideration: Type of Iron: Look for supplements that contain elemental iron in forms such as ferrous fumarate or ferrous sulfate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 There are also different types of iron, including ferrous sulfate, ferric glycinate, iron bisglycinate and more. Good Housekeeping, 18 July 2023 In most of the geoengineering experiments in the 1990s and early 2000s, scientists mixed a powdered form of iron called ferrous sulfate with acidic water and fed the liquid off the back of a ship, says David Emerson, a geomicrobiologist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Maine. Emily Underwood, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Jan. 2020 The ferrous sulfate form of iron is more affordable and well-absorbed but more likely to cause stomach discomfort. Tamar Kane, Verywell Health, 5 Feb. 2023 Nature Made provides a higher dose of iron at 65 milligrams, or 325 milligrams ferrous sulfate. Tamar Kane, Verywell Health, 5 Feb. 2023 There are a few different types of iron supplements available, including ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, and iron bisglycinate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Iron supplements can contain four types of iron: ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferric citrate, or ferric sulfate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Kowalewski recommends sulfate products such as ferrous sulfate, iron sulfate and ammonium sulfate. oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferrous sulfate was in 1832

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“Ferrous sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrous%20sulfate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

ferrous sulfate

: a salt that consists of iron, sulfur, and oxygen and is used in treating industrial wastes and in medicine

Medical Definition

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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