ferrous sulphate
Copperas Cop"per*as, n. [OE. coperose, F. couperose, fr. (assumed?) L. cuprirosa, equiv. to G. cha`lkanqos, i. e. copper flower, vitriol. See {Copper} and {Rose.}] Green vitriol, or sulphate of iron; a green crystalline substance, of an astringent taste, used in making ink, in dyeing black, as a tonic in medicine, etc. It is made on a large scale by the oxidation of iron pyrites. Called also {ferrous sulphate}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term copperas was formerly synonymous with vitriol, and included the green, blue, and white vitriols, or the sulphates of iron, copper, and zinc. [1913 Webster]


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  • ferrous sulphate — noun A salt of iron, usu used in tanning, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑ferrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferrous sulphate — /fɛrəs ˈsʌlfeɪt/ (say feruhs sulfayt) noun a green, soluble, crystalline solid, FeSO4.7H2O, used in dyeing, tanning, inks, pigments, photography, fertilisers, and medicine; copperas. Also, ferrous sulfate, iron sulphate …   Australian English dictionary

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  • ferrous sulphate — an iron salt administered by mouth to treat or prevent iron deficiency anaemia. There are few serious side effects; stomach upsets and diarrhoea may be prevented by taking the drug with meals. Similar preparations used to treat anaemia include… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ferrous sulphate — noun iron(II) sulfate …   Wiktionary

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  • Ferrous — Fer rous, a. [Cf. F. ferreux. See {Ferreous}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence of two; as, ferrous sulphate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iron sulphate — /aɪən ˈsʌlfeɪt/ (say uyuhn sulfayt) noun → ferrous sulphate. Also, iron sulfate …   Australian English dictionary

  • СУЛЬФАТ ЖЕЛЕЗА — (ferrous sulphate) соль железа; назначается больным внутрь для лечения или предотвращения развития железодефицитной анемии. Данное соединение обладает несколькими серьезными побочными эффектами;появление неприятных ощущений в желудке и понос… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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