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zinc chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble, poisonous solid, ZnCl 2 , used chiefly as a wood preservative, as a disinfectant and antiseptic, and in the manufacture of vulcanized fiber, parchment paper, and soldering fluxes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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zinc chloride

noun
1.
a white odourless soluble poisonous granular solid used in manufacturing parchment paper and vulcanized fibre and in preserving wood. It is also a soldering flux, embalming agent, and a medical astringent and antiseptic. Formula: ZnCl2 Also called butter of zinc
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zinc chloride in Science
zinc chloride  
A white, water-soluble crystalline compound used as a wood preservative, as a soldering flux, and for a variety of industrial purposes, including the manufacture of cements and paper parchment. Chemical formula: ZnCl2.
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