a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble powder, ZnSO4⋅7H2O, used for preserving skins and wood, in the electrodeposition of zinc, in the bleaching of paper, as a mordant in calico printing, and in medicine as an astringent, styptic, and emetic.
Words nearby zinc sulfate
Origin of zinc sulfate
First recorded in 1850–55
Also called white vitriol, zinc vitriol.
Definition for white vitriol (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for white vitriol
another name for zinc sulphate
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Scientific definitions for white vitriol
A colorless crystalline compound used especially in hydrated form as an emetic and astringent, as a fungicide, and in wood and skin preservatives. Chemical formula: ZnSO4.
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