zinc oxide


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zinc oxide

n.
An amorphous white or yellowish powder, ZnO, used as a pigment, in compounding rubber, in the manufacture of plastics, and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
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zinc oxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white insoluble powder used as a pigment in paints (zinc white or Chinese white), cosmetics, glass, and printing inks. It is an antiseptic and astringent and is used in making zinc ointment. Formula: ZnO. Also called: flowers of zinc or philosopher's wool
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zinc′ ox′ide


n.
a white powder, ZnO, used as a pigment and in cosmetics, dental cement, matches, printing inks, and glass, and in medicine for treatment of skin conditions.
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zinc oxide

A white or yellowish powdery compound, ZnO, used in paints and in various medicines and skin cosmetics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zinc oxide - oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
Chinese white, zinc white - a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
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zinc oxide

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