Definition of ammoniacal in English:

ammoniacal

Line breaks: am¦mo¦ni|ac¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌamə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪək(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Of or containing ammonia: ammoniacal liquor from the coke ovens
    More 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.

Origin

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 at Siwa in Egypt. Compare with sal ammoniac.

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