Zinc ointment
A topical preparation containing zinc that is applied to protect the skin from irritation or sunburn. Zinc ointment is often the basis for commercial preparations for preventing diaper rash. It should not be used on skin that is already broken or irritated, however.

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zinc ointment n ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • zinc ointment — n. an ointment containing zinc oxide …   English World dictionary

  • zinc ointment — zinc′ oint′ment n. pha an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used as a sunblock and to treat skin conditions • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • zinc ointment — noun an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases • Hypernyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve …   Useful english dictionary

  • zinc ointment — Pharm. an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • zinc ointment — noun ointment containing zinc oxide, used for various skin conditions …   English new terms dictionary

  • zinc ointment — /ˈzɪŋk ɔɪntmənt/ (say zingk oyntmuhnt) noun a skin ointment composed of paraffin, white petroleum, and zinc oxide …   Australian English dictionary

  • zinc ointment — skim balm made from zinc and used for medicinal purposes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zinc oxide — noun oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment • Syn: ↑flowers of zinc, ↑philosopher s wool, ↑philosophers wool • Hypernyms: ↑oxide • Substance Holonyms: ↑zinc whi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zinc oxide — Other names Zinc white Calamine Identifiers …   Wikipedia

  • Zinc acetate — IUPAC name Zinc acetate …   Wikipedia

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