an ointment composed of mineral oil and zinc oxide, used in medicine in the treatment of skin conditions.
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Boric-acid wash (15 grains to the ounce) and oxide-of-zinc ointment, applied in the same manner as the above.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It may be followed by a dressing of zinc ointment, or any other like simple emollient or unctuous preparation.
Soap and water used externally, followed by vaseline or zinc ointment, will usually relieve the accompanying irritation.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
At the outset benzoated oxid of zinc ointment may be used with advantage.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture
Before putting on the sock, dress the sore with iodoform powder or zinc ointment.A Manual of Toy Dogs | Mrs. Leslie Williams
British Dictionary definitions for zinc ointment
a medicinal ointment consisting of zinc oxide, petrolatum, and paraffin, used to treat certain skin diseases
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