Harts` horns, are the horns of the male red deer. Various substances were made from the shavings of the animals` horns. The oil of hartshorn is a crude animal oil obtained from the destructive distillation of the deers` bones or horns. The salt of hartshorn refers to ammonium carbonate, which was obtained from oil of hartshorn by dry distillati......Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartshorn
• (n.) The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. • (n.) Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/hartshorn/
(-hôrn`) noun 1.
The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. 2.
Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts. Hartshorn plantain (Botany)
, an annual species of plantain ( Plantago Coronopus ); -- called also buck's-horn .
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1. <zoology> The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer. ... 2. <alchemy> Spirits of hartshorn; volatile salts. Hartshorn plantain, a solution of ammonia in water; so called because formerly obtained from hartshorn shavings by destructive distillation. Similar ammoniacal solutions from other sources have received the same name. .....Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
In pharmacy, hartshorn was the horn of the common stag, from which substances deemed of high medical value were formerly prepared by distillation, such as spirits of hartshorn, oil of hartshorn, and salt of hartshorn. The active ingredient of these was ammonia, which was later obtained from gas-liquor and other sources.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/EH.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: harts′hōrn Definitions: 1. 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.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=39288
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