Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The white oxid which sublimes during the combustion of zinc: formerly called flowers of zinc. It rises and adheres to the dome of the furnace and the covers of the crucibles.
- n. In medicine, an eruption of deep-seated vesicles suggesting sago-grains, occurring principally on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Also called chiropompholyx and dysidrosis.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a generic name variously used A genus of rotifers of the family Brachionidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Old Chem.) Impure zinc oxide.
- n. (Med.) A skin disease in which there is an eruption of bullæ, without inflammation or fever.
- Latin, from Ancient Greek a bubble, the slag on the surface of smelted ore. (Wiktionary)
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