zinc sulfate


Definition of zinc sulfate

: a crystalline salt ZnSO4 used especially in making a white paint pigment, in printing and dyeing, in sprays and fertilizers, and in medicine as an astringent, emetic, and weak antiseptic

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Recent Examples on the Web For example, 110 milligrams of zinc sulfate contains around 25 milligrams of elemental zinc. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, "What are the health benefits of zinc?," 23 Feb. 2021 High-dose calcium supplements may decrease zinc absorption, and taking zinc sulfate with black coffee has been shown to reduce the mineral’s absorption by half. Cynthia Sass, Rd, Health.com, "Zinc Supplements: What to Know if You're Thinking of Taking Them," 24 June 2020 The doctor claimed to have treated patients with a mix of hydroxychloroquine, zinc sulfate, and the antibiotic azithromycin. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Federal prosecutors looking into White House-connected doctor who touted hydroxychloroquine: Report," 1 May 2020 Control efforts include spraying with zinc sulfate in October to cause early leaf fall, and prevent the disease from increasing and then emerging more widespread than ever in spring. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Cool, rainy spring prompts alert for fire blight on Valley trees, plants | Idaho Statesman," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of zinc sulfate

1851, in the meaning defined above

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1 Mar 2021

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“Zinc sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20sulfate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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Medical Definition of zinc sulfate

: a crystalline salt ZnSO4 used in medicine as an astringent, emetic, and weak antiseptic

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