ammonia[ə mōn′yə; occas., -mō′nē ə]
- a colorless, pungent gas, NH: its compounds are used as fertilizers, in medicine, etc.
- a 10% water solution of this gasin full ammonia water
Origin of ammonia; from (sal) ammoniac
- A colorless, pungent gas, NH3, extensively used to manufacture fertilizers and a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.
- See ammonium hydroxide.
Origin of ammoniaNew Latin, from Latin (sāl) ammōniacus, (salt) of Amen, from Greek Ammōniakos, from Ammōn, Amun (from its having been obtained from a region near the temple of Amun, in Libya), from Egyptian jmn.