zinc oxide


Definition of zinc oxide

: an infusible white solid ZnO used especially as a pigment, in compounding rubber, and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (such as ointments and sunblocks)

Examples of zinc oxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, block UV rays with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which can pose inhalation concerns in spray form, but otherwise do not penetrate the skin or disrupt hormones like their chemical counterparts. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 2 June 2022 The ingredients to look for to find those products are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, Burns said. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 5 May 2022 The sunscreen is mineral (zinc oxide) and skips unnecessary, not-good-for-you ingredients. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2020 Sans Unscented Solid deodorant is packed with the nontoxic, antibacterial agents zinc oxide and magnesium hydroxide. Corey Buhay, Outside Online, 23 Jan. 2020 These products utilize mineral filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are usually gentler than chemical options. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 25 Mar. 2022 The formulas feature potent botanical ingredients, such as sun-blocking zinc oxide and healing jojoba oil. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 On the hunt for the most effective zinc oxide sunscreen out there? Susan Brickell, Health.com, 13 May 2021 Examples of occlusives are petroleum, beeswax, mineral oil, silicones, lanolin, and zinc oxide. Tamim Alnuweiri, Health.com, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zinc oxide

1849, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2022

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“Zinc oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20oxide. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of zinc oxide

: a white solid ZnO used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as ointments and powders)

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