Calamine



a pink, water-insoluble powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin.
Mineralogy, hemimorphite.
Chiefly British, smithsonite (def 1).
Historical Examples

Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Chats on Old Copper and Brass Fred. W. Burgess
The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) Various
Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer
Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants Winifred E. Brenchley
Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer
The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
Curiousities of Great Britain: England and Wales Delineated Vol. 1 Thomas Dugdale
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

noun
a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments
(US) another name for smithsonite, hemimorphite
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