zinc ointment

zinc ointment

noun Pharmacology.
an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions.

Origin:
1835–45

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zinc ointment
 
n
a medicinal ointment consisting of zinc oxide, petrolatum, and paraffin, used to treat certain skin diseases

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zinc ointment n.
A salve consisting of about 20 percent zinc oxide with beeswax or paraffin and petrolatum, used in the treatment of skin disorders.

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