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hartshorn

Pronunciation: harts'horn

Definition: A mixture of ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbamate obtained from ammonium sulfate and calcium carbonate by sublimation; formerly used as an expectorant and in smelling salts; so called because originally obtained from deer antlers.

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