Meaning of zinc oxide

zinc' ox'ide

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a white or yellowish-white, amorphous, odorless, water-insoluble powder, ZnO, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in cosmetics, dental cements, matches, white printing inks, and opaque glass, and in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions. Also called
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