zinc sulfate

noun

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 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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“Zinc sulfate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20sulfate. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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zinc sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of zinc sulfate

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

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