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

Examples of zinc sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For oral zinc supplements, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says to look for ones that contain any variety of the nutrient, including zinc sulfate, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate while Stangland recommends something like the Momentous Zinc Picolinate, to boost your zinc levels. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 17 July 2024 The least expensive form is zinc sulfate, but this is also the least easily absorbed by the body and has the highest risk of causing an upset stomach, explains Barth. Kelsey Kunik, Rd, Health, 25 July 2023 Some of the best forms of zinc to use in treating acne include zinc sulfate and zinc picolinate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 However, zinc sulfate is the least expensive option when compared to other forms of zinc. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 For example, 110 milligrams of zinc sulfate contains around 25 milligrams of elemental zinc. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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, 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, 26 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zinc sulfate was in 1851

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“Zinc sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20sulfate. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

zinc sulfate

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

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