ammonium etymology

English word ammonium comes from English ammonia, English -ium

Detailed word origin of ammonium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ammonia English (eng) (inorganic compound) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste.
-ium English (eng) (by extension, humorous) Appended to common words to create scientific-sounding or humorous-sounding fictional substance names.. (chemistry) Used to form the names of metal elements, after the style of early-named elements, as well as the isotopes of hydrogen.. (chemistry) Used to form the temporary systematic element name of a metallic or nonmetallic element which is postulated to exist, or [...]
ammonium English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) The univalent NH4+ cation, derived by the protonation of ammonia.

Words with the same origin as ammonium

Descendants of ammonia
K-hole amide aminase amination amine aminic aminimide aminoalkynylation aminoanthraquinone aminocandin aminolevulinic aminopyridine aminotetralin aminyl amitriptyline ammonemia ammonic ammonify ammonuria ammoxidation hyperaminoacidemia monomethylamine vitamin vitaminic vitaminize
Descendants of -ium
potassium radioactive titanic