hartshorn

noun harts·horn \ ˈhärts-ˌhȯrn \

Definition of hartshorn

: a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts

Origin and Etymology of hartshorn

from the earlier use of hart's horns as the chief source of ammonia


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hartshorn

noun harts·horn \ ˈhärts-ˌhȯ(ə)rn \

medical Definition of hartshorn

: a preparation of ammonia used as smelling salts — see spirit of hartshorn

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