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Related to calamine: zinc oxide
1. See hemimorphite.
2. A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
3. An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.
[French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, alteration of Latin cadmīa; see cadmium.]
1. (Pharmacology) a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmīa; see cadmium]
cal•a•mine(ˈkæl əˌmaɪn, -mɪn)
a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of skin eruptions.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin calamīna, unexplained alter. of Latin cadmia]
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|Noun||1.||calamine - a white mineral; a common ore of zinc|
calamine lotion - a lotion consisting of a liquid preparation containing calamine; used to treat itching or mild skin irritations
atomic number 48, cadmium, Cd - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition