noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a bluish-green, crystalline, saline-tasting, water-soluble heptahydrated solid, FeSO 4 ⋅7H 2 O, 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.
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.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a dark or black metallic crystalline compound, FeS, insoluble in water, soluble in acids, used in ceramics and to generate hydrogen sulfide.
[fer-oh-vuh-ney-dee-uh m] /ˌfɛr oʊ vəˈneɪ di əm/ noun 1. a ferroalloy containing up to 55 percent .
[fer-oh-zer-koh-nee-uh m] /ˌfɛr oʊ zərˈkoʊ ni əm/ noun 1. a ferroalloy containing up to 40 percent .
ferrugination fer·ru·gi·na·tion (fə-rōō’jə-nā’shən, fě-) n. Deposition of ferric salts in the walls of small blood vessels, usually of the basal ganglia and cerebellum.