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Meaning of ferrous sulfate

fer'rous sul'fate

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a bluish-green, crystalline, saline-tasting, water-soluble heptahydrated solid, FeSO&multiplydot;7HO, 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. Also called
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