a compound that in its anhydrous form, FeCl 3 , occurs as a black-brown, water-soluble solid; in its hydrated form, FeCl 3 ⋅xH 2 O, it occurs in orange-yellow, deliquescent crystals: used chiefly in engraving, for deodorizing sewage, as a mordant, and in medicine as an astringent and styptic.
[ahy-ern-wair] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɛər/ noun 1. articles of , as pots, kettles, or tools; hardware. /ˈaɪənˌwɛə/ noun 1. domestic articles made of iron
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. 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. ferrous sulfate A bluish-green crystalline compound that is used in […]
[ahy-ern-weed] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwid/ noun 1. any of certain North American composite plants of the genus Vernonia, having tubular, chiefly purple or red disk flowers.
[ahy-ern-woo m-uh n] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural ironwomen. 1. a female worker or athlete of great physical endurance who can be depended upon to perform a given task or job tirelessly.