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ammoniacal Syllabification: am·mo·ni·a·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈnīək(ə)l/

Definition of ammoniacal in English:


Of or containing ammonia.
Example sentences
  • Cupron is highly selective for copper ion in ammoniacal solution and for molybdenum in acid.
  • The ammoniacal acetone supernatant containing extracted pigments was discarded, and the lipoprotein pellet was suspended in 2 mL of homogenization buffer.
  • Current research has shown an increase in soil acidification through anthropogenic effects including acid precipitation and nitrification of ammoniacal fertilizers.


Mid 18th century: from Middle English ammoniac, via Old French from Latin ammoniacus. This represented the Greek word ammōniakos 'of Ammon', used as a name for the salt and gum obtained near the temple of Jupiter Ammon (the Greek name for the Egyptian deity Amen) at Siwa in Egypt. Compare with sal ammoniac.

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