noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NH4Cl, which produces a cooling sensation on the tongue, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells, in electroplating, and in medicine as an expectorant.
Origin of ammonium chloride
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called sal ammoniac.
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As precipitated by ammonium-chloride solution the gelatinous thread contains 15 p.ct.Researches on Cellulose|C. F. Cross
British Dictionary definitions for ammonium chloride
a white soluble crystalline solid used chiefly as an electrolyte in dry batteries and as a mordant and soldering flux. Formula: NH 4 ClAlso called: sal ammoniac
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Science definitions for ammonium chloride
A white crystalline compound used in dry cells, as a soldering flux, and as an expectorant. Also called sal ammoniac. Chemical formula: NH4Cl.
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