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A white, deliquescent crystalline compound, ZnCl2, used as a wood preservative, a disinfectant, a soldering flux, and for a variety of industrial purposes, including the manufacture of cements and paper parchment.
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(Elements & Compounds) 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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a poisonous solid substance, ZnCl2, used as a wood preservative, in deodorants and antiseptics, and in a variety of manufacturing processes.
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