Ammoniacum



Also, ammoniacum
[am-uh-nahy-uh-kuh m] /ˌæm əˈnaɪ ə kəm/ (Show IPA). .
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a brownish-yellow gum resin, having an acrid taste, occurring in tearlike fragments from a plant, Dorema ammoniacum, of western Asia: used in porcelain ceramics and in medicine as an expectorant and counterirritant.
Historical Examples

A few, as those of belladonna and ammoniacum with mercury, are commonly placed in pots.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

From ipecacuanha, 30 gr.; squills and ammoniacum, of each 40 gr.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

adjective
a variant of ammoniacal
noun
a strong-smelling gum resin obtained from the stems of the N Asian umbelliferous plant Dorema ammoniacum and formerly used as an expectorant, stimulant, perfume, and in porcelain cement Also called gum ammoniac
noun
another name for ammoniac2

ammoniac am·mo·ni·ac (ə-mō’nē-āk’)
n.
A strong-smelling gum resin from the stems of a plant of western Asia, formerly used in perfumery and in medicine as an expectorant and a stimulant.

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