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.
Origin of ferrous sulfate
First recorded in 1860–65
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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.
See ferrous sulfate.
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