Sal-ammoniac meaning

săl ə-mōnē-ăk
(mineralogy) A rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride found around volcanic fumaroles and guano deposits.
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(chemistry, archaic) Ammonium chloride.
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Alternative spelling of sal ammoniac.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of sal-ammoniac - salammoniac

Origin of sal-ammoniac

  • Middle English sal armoniak from Latin sāl ammōniacus salt of Amen sāl salt sal ammōniacus of Amen ammonia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sal ammoniacus (“salt of Amun, ammonium chloride"), named so because it was found near the temple of (Jupiter) Ammon in Egypt. Ammon derives from Ancient Greek Ἄμμων (Ammōn), from Egyptian jmn.

    From Wiktionary