zinc sulfate

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zinc sulfate

n.
A colorless crystalline compound, ZnSO4·7H2O, used medicinally as a topical astringent and as a dietary supplement, and industrially as a fungicide, in the manufacture of rayon, and as a preservative.

zinc′ sul′fate


n.
a colorless powder, ZnSO4∙7H2O, used for preserving skins and wood, in the electrodeposition of zinc, in the bleaching of paper, and as an astringent, styptic, and emetic.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.zinc sulfate - a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
sulfate, sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid