calamine

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cal·a·mine

noun \ˈka-lə-ˌmīn, -mən\

: a pink liquid that is used to treat skin that is sore, itchy, sunburned, etc.

Full Definition of CALAMINE

:  a mixture of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide used in lotions, liniments, and ointments

Origin of CALAMINE

Middle English calamyn ore of zinc, from Medieval Latin calamina, alteration of Latin cadmia — more at cadmium
First Known Use: 15th century

cal·a·mine

noun \ˈkal-ə-ˌmīn, -mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALAMINE

: a mixture of zinc oxide or zinc carbonate with a small amount of ferric oxide that is used in lotions, liniments, and ointments

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