zinc oxide

zinc oxide
noun Date: 1849 an infusible white solid ZnO used especially as a pigment, in compounding rubber, and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as ointments and sunblocks)

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  • Zinc oxide — A form of zinc that has antispasmodic qualities. * * * zinc oxide n a white solid ZnO used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as ointments and powders) * * * a mild astringent used in various skin conditions, usually mixed with other… …   Medical dictionary

  • zinc oxide — cinko oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė ZnO atitikmenys: angl. Chinese white; zinc oxide; zinc white rus. цинка оксид; цинковые белила ryšiai: sinonimas – cinko baltasis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • zinc oxide — zinc′ ox′ide n. chem. 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 • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • zinc oxide — Chem., Pharm. a white or yellowish white, amorphous, odorless, water insoluble powder, ZnO, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in cosmetics, dental cements, matches, white printing inks, and opaque glass, and in medicine in the treatment of skin… …   Universalium

  • zinc oxide — noun An amorphous solid, ZnO, white when pure but often pale yellow, used in pigments and cosmetics Syn: calamine, Chinese white, flowers of zinc, philosophers wool, zinc white …   Wiktionary

  • Zinc oxide — Оксид цинка …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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