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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

a bluish-green, crystalline, saline-tasting, water-soluble heptahydrated solid, FeSO4⋅7H2O, used chiefly in the manufacture of other iron salts, in water purification, fertilizer, inks, pigments, tanning, photography, and in medicine in the treatment of anemia.

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Also called copperas, green vitriol, iron vitriol, iron sulfate.

Origin of ferrous sulfate

First recorded in 1860–65
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Medical definitions for ferrous sulfate

ferrous sulfate
[ fĕrəs ]

adj.

An iron compound used primarily for treating iron-deficiency amemia.
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Scientific definitions for ferrous sulfate

ferrous sulfate

A bluish-green crystalline compound that is used in sewage and water treatment, and as a pigment and fertilizer. It is also used in medicine to treat iron deficiency. Also called green vitriol. Chemical formula: FeSO4·7H2O.
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