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.
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Also called sal ammoniac.
Origin of ammonium chloride
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby ammonium chloride
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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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Scientific 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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