zinc oxide

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

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)

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1849

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zinc oxide

noun

medical Definition of zinc oxide

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

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