Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a generic name variously used

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Old Chem.) Impure zinc oxide.
  • noun (Med.) A skin disease in which there is an eruption of bullæ, without inflammation or fever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine dyshidrosis
  • noun chemistry, obsolete impure zinc oxide

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek a bubble, the slag on the surface of smelted ore.

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