Definition of flowers of zinc in English:

flowers of zinc

Syllabification: flow·ers of zinc

noun

[treated as singular]
  • Finely powdered zinc oxide.
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    • The apparent sublimation of the common flowers of zinc at the instant of their production, though totally unsublimable afterwards, is certainly likewise but a deceptious appearance.
    • When fused in open vessels, it absorbs oxygen, and forms the white oxide, called flowers of zinc.

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