chemistry. a ductile, bluish-white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron, br-ss, and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. symbol: zn; atomic weight: 65.37; atomic number: 30; specific gravity: 7.14 at 20°c.
a piece of this metal used as an element in a voltaic cell.
to coat or cover with zinc.
contemporary examples

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historical examples

on laboratory arts richard threlfall
the dream emile zola
the study of elementary electricity and magnetism by experiment thomas m. st. john
heroes of the telegraph j. munro
physics willis eugene tower

a brittle bluish-white metallic element that becomes coated with a corrosion-resistant layer in moist air and occurs chiefly in sphalerite and smithsonite. it is a const-tuent of several alloys, esp br-ss and nickel-silver, and is used in die-casting, galvanizing metals, and in battery electrodes. symbol: zn; atomic no: 30; atomic wt: 65.39; valency: 2; relative density: 7.133; melting pt: 419.58°c; boiling pt: 907°c
(informal) corrugated galvanized iron
symbol zn
a shiny, bluish-white metallic element that is brittle at room temperature but is malleable when heated. it is used in alloys such as br-ss and bronze, as a coating for iron and steel, and in various household objects. zinc is essential to human and animal growth. atomic number 30; atomic weight 65.39; melting point 419.4°c; boiling point 907°c; specific gravity 7.133 (25°c); valence 2. see periodic table.

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