zinc stearate

noun

: an insoluble salt usually of commercial stearic acid and usually containing some zinc oxide that has astringent and antiseptic properties and is used as a constituent of ointments and powders

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“Zinc stearate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zinc%20stearate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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