Calamine meaning

kălə-mīn, -mĭn
A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
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An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.
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A pink powder consisting of zinc oxide mixed with a small amount of ferric oxide, used in lotions and ointments for skin disease.
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A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
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An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.
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A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions.
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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