ammonia

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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 ‎(Ámmōn), from Egyptian jmn.

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ammonia ‎(uncountable)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste.

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