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harts·horn

(harts'hōrn), Avoid the mispronunciation hart'shorn.
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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hartshorn

(härts′hôrn′)
n.
1. The antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia and in smelling salts.
2. See ammonium carbonate.
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