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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amorphous white or yellowish powder, ZnO, used as a pigment, in compounding rubber, in the manufacture of plastics, and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Also called Chinese white, zinc white.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amorphous solid, ZnO, white when pure but often pale yellow, used in pigments and cosmetics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the oxide of zinc, ZnO, forming a light fluffy sublimate when zinc is burned; -- called also flowers of zinc, philosopher's wool, nihil album, etc. The impure oxide produced by burning the metal, roasting its ores, or in melting brass, is called also pompholyx, and tutty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment


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