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flowers of zinc

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Definition of flowers of zinc in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
Finely powdered zinc oxide.
Example sentences
  • 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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