sal ammoniac

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Etymology[edit]

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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sal ammoniac ‎(uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) a rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride found around volcanic fumaroles and guano deposits.
  2. (chemistry, archaic) ammonium chloride.

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