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flowers of zinc

noun

zinc oxide

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
1.
a white or yellowish-white, amorphous, odorless, water-insoluble powder, ZnO, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in cosmetics, dental cements, matches, white printing inks, and opaque glass, and in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions.
Also called flowers of zinc, zinc white.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for flowers zinc

zinc oxide

noun
1.
a white insoluble powder used as a pigment in paints (zinc white or Chinese white), cosmetics, glass, and printing inks. It is an antiseptic and astringent and is used in making zinc ointment. Formula: ZnO Also called flowers of zinc, philosopher's wool
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flowers zinc in Medicine

zinc oxide n.
An amorphous white or yellowish powder used as a pigment and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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flowers zinc in Science
zinc oxide  
A white or yellowish powdery compound used in paints and in various medicines and skin cosmetics. Chemical formula: ZnO.
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