(comparative more zincic, superlative most zincic)
- (chemistry) Containing, resembling or pertaining to zinc.
zinc + -ic
Variant of zinc
a bluish-white, metallic chemical element, usually found in combination, used as a protective coating for iron, as a constituent in various alloys, as an electrode in electric batteries, and, in the form of salts, in medicines: symbol, Zn; at. no., 30
Origin of zincGerman zink, zinc, origin, originally , prong, point: first used by Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (c. 1526): from the form of the crystals on smelting; akin to Old High German zint, a point, jag ; from Germanic an unverified form tindja from source tine