Definition of Calamine

1. Noun. A white mineral; a common ore of zinc.

Exact synonyms: Hemimorphite
Substance meronyms: Calamine Lotion
Terms within: Atomic Number 48, Cadmium, Cd
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Calamine

1. n. A mineral, the hydrous silicate of zinc.

Definition of Calamine

1. Noun. A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions ¹

2. Noun. The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calamine

1. to apply an ointment for skin ailments [v -MINED, -MINING, -MINES]

Medical Definition of Calamine

1. Zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide or basic zinc carbonate suitably coloured with ferric oxide; used in dusting powders, lotions, and ointments, as a mild astringent and protective agent for skin disorders. Origin: Mediev. L. Calamina, fr. L. Cadmia, fr. G. Kadmia, Theban (earth), fr. Kadmos, founder of Thebes (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calamine

calamancos
calamander
calamanders
calamari
calamari ring
calamaries
calamaris
calamars
calamary
calamata
calamatas
calambac
calambour
calami
calamine (current term)
calamine lotion
calamined
calamines
calamining
calamint
calamints
calamite
calamites
calamitic
calamities
calamitous
calamitously
calamitousness
calamity

Literary usage of Calamine

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1. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden (1907)
"The calculated amounts of smithsonite and calamine, from analyses made by FP Dewey, on specimens ... Smithsonite 75.52 79.09 calamine 22.22 12.05 calamine. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1849)
"The specimens are at the service of the Society, having been obtained for the museum, and the half ton of calamine is waiting for the word of command of the ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1808)
"... lies over the calamine, and the calamine is much mixed, not only with ... calamine may be bought for about fix guineas, and the other for 81. a ton» The ..."

4. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"calamine is a secondary product produced by zinc sulphide being weathered into zinc sulphate, and thereby rendered soluble and carried here and there by the ..."

5. State Geological Survey of Kansas. [Reports] by Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"calamine is a secondary product produced by zinc sulphide being weathered into zinc sulphate, and thereby rendered soluble and carried here and there by the ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Sir William Crookes, Bruno Kerl, Ernst Otto Röhring (1868)
"Illustrations of the Processes for the Treatment of calamine. A. At the zinc works at Upper Silesia.*—About 40 such works exist in Upper Silesia, ..."

7. The Metallurgy of Zinc and Cadmium by Walter Renton Ingalls (1903)
"This furnace calcined 8000 kg. of calamine per 24 hours, which quantity was fed in four charges, each charge remaining six hours on the upper hearth and six ..."

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