Calamine Definition

kălə-mīn, -mĭn
Webster's New World
A pink powder consisting of zinc oxide mixed with a small amount of ferric oxide, used in lotions and ointments for skin disease.
Webster's New World
An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.
American Heritage Medicine
Webster's New World

Origin of Calamine

  • French from Medieval Latin calamīna alteration of Latin cadmīa cadmium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French calamine, Latin calamina.

    From Wiktionary

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