noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
- 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.
- a white insoluble powder used as a pigment in paints (zinc white or Chinese white), cosmetics, glass, and printing inks. It is an antiseptic and astringent and is used in making zinc ointment. Formula: ZnOAlso called: flowers of zinc, philosopher’s wool
- An amorphous white or yellowish powder used as a pigment and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
- A white or yellowish powdery compound used in paints and in various medicines and skin cosmetics. Chemical formula: ZnO.