• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ammoniac pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia
    • n ammoniac the aromatic gum of the ammoniac plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ammoniac Of, pertaining, or containing ammonia, or possessing its properties; as, an ammoniac salt; ammoniacal gas.
    • n Ammoniac (Med) The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ammoniac Pertaining to Ammon, or to his shrine in Libya: only in the phrases, or quasi-compounds, gum ammoniac and sal ammoniac. See etymology, and definitions below.
    • ammoniac Of, pertaining to, or having the properties of ammonia; ammoniacal.
    • n ammoniac Same as gum ammoniac. See above.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Ammoniac pertaining to, or having the properties of, ammonia
    • ns Ammoniac a whitish gum resin of bitter taste and heavy smell, the inspissated juice of a Persian umbelliferous plant—used in medicine for its stimulant and expectorant qualities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Ammoniacum, Gr. a resinous gum, said to distill from a tree near the temple of Jupiter Ammon,; cf. F. ammoniac,. See Ammonite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From sal-ammoniac, or smelling-salts, first obtained by heating camel's dung in Libya, near the temple of Jupiter Ammon.


In literature:

The paste doesn't contain sulphuric acid, but instead has in it a stuff called sal ammoniac; that is, ammonium chloride.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Ammoniac ammoniac Ammoniacal nitre.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
Fotus cum sale ammoniac.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
The latter are best removed by a partial precipitation with ammonia, either in the shape of gas or of concentrated ammoniacal liquor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Blue tincture of cyanus, and blue spirit of sal-ammoniac coloured, make green.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
Now, every chemist knows that by means of fire and sal-ammoniac he can produce ice.
"The Tower of Dago" by Mór Jókai
Crystals of sal ammoniac were sometimes found of a beautiful amber yellow.
"The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872" by Luigi Palmieri
Another flux used for copper is sal ammoniac, either alone or mixed with powdered resin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
I will wash it with sal-ammoniac, and paste his coat of arms into it.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Ammoniac Nitrate 1/2 oz.
"Wireless Transmission of Photographs" by Marcus J. Martin
Rub thoroughly with strong brine, or a solution of sal ammoniac dissolved in eight times its weight of water.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
A zinc rod constitutes the positive plate, and the exciting fluid is a solution of sal-ammoniac.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
It reduced ammoniacal silver nitrate and Fehling solution.
"Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)" by William Anderson Syme
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
The composition of this fire, stones, and cinders, are sulphur, nitre, quicksilver, sal ammoniac, lead, iron, brass, and all other metals.
"Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos" by William Hamilton
Sal ammoniac with lime, will take out the stains of wine.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
His chief work was the making known widely of the beneficial effects of ammonia and ammoniacal compounds on vegetation.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
Hydrochloric acid turns ammoniacal cochineal pink, but merely discolours the red made from archil.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
Sal ammoniac Sel ammoniac.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
It was fired 12 rounds, loaded without cleaning, and again immersed for ten minutes in the sal-ammoniac solution.
"The Modern American Pistol and Revolver" by A. C. Gould

In science:

NDS)(Acros chemicals) Ammoniacal silver solution: To prepare 500 ml of this solution,(sufficient for a batch of 4 gels) place 480 ml of water in a flask under strong magnetic agitation.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels
NDS)(Acros chemicals). Ammoniacal silver solution: To prepare 500 ml of this solution,(sufficient for a batch of 4 gels) place 480 ml of water in a flask under strong magnetic agitation.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels
The gels are then stained by different silver staining methods described in the chapter. A: ultrafast method; B: fast silver nitrate; C: long silver nitrate; D: Ammoniacal silver without aldehyde fixation; E: Ammoniacal silver with formaldehyde fixation.
Silver Staining of Proteins in 2DE Gels