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noun Pharmacology.
an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions.
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Origin of zinc ointment

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for zinc ointment

zinc ointment

noun
a medicinal ointment consisting of zinc oxide, petrolatum, and paraffin, used to treat certain skin diseases
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Medical definitions for zinc ointment

zinc ointment

n.
A salve consisting of about 20 percent zinc oxide with beeswax or paraffin and petrolatum, used in the treatment of skin disorders.
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