Meaning of ammonium chloride

ammo'nium chlo'ride

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NHCl, which produces a cooling sensation on the tongue, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells, in electroplating, and in medicine as an expectorant. Also called
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