Definition of Flowers of zinc

1. Noun. Oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment.

Exact synonyms: Philosopher's Wool, Philosophers' Wool, Zinc Oxide
Generic synonyms: Oxide
Substance meronyms: Chinese White, Zinc White



Medical Definition of Flowers of zinc

1. A mild astringent and topical protectant with some antiseptic action. It is also used in bandages, pastes, ointments, dental cements, and as a sunblock. Pharmacological action: dermatologic agents, sunscreening agents. Chemical name: Zinc oxide (ZnO) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flowers Of Zinc

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flowers of sulfur
flowers of sulphur
flowers of wine
flowers of zinc (current term)
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Literary usage of Flowers of zinc

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1. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips (1799)
"Though tlie flowers of zinc may contain fome oxygen, I have not been ... But I did not find this to be the reluit of an attempt to revive flowers of zinc in ..."

2. The Commercial Hand-book of Chemical Analysis; Or, Practical Instructions by Alphonse Normandy (1850)
"flowers of zinc.—See Oxyde of Zinc. FRANKINCENSE.—See Benzoin. FUMING SULPHURIC ACID.—See Sulphuric Acid of Nordhausen. ..."

3. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... by Dr Hart at Leyden, the medical virtues of the flowers of zinc are ... had continued fix days, fhe began to take the flowers of zinc, ..."

4. A Treatise on Metallurgy: Comprising Mining, and General and Particular by Frederick Overman (1855)
"Pure oxide of zinc— flowers of zinc—consists of 81 parts of the metal, and 19 parts of oxygen, which in the native oxide is more or less mixed with other ..."

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