zinc chloride


Definition of zinc chloride

: a poisonous caustic deliquescent salt ZnCl2 used especially as a wood preservative, drying agent, and catalyst

First Known Use of zinc chloride

1851, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of zinc chloride

: a poisonous caustic deliquescent readily soluble salt ZnCl2 that is used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and as a disinfectant and astringent

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