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zinc ointment

noun, Pharmacology
1.
an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for zinc-ointment

zinc ointment

noun
1.
a medicinal ointment consisting of zinc oxide, petrolatum, and paraffin, used to treat certain skin diseases
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zinc-ointment in Medicine

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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