zinc stearate

noun Chemistry.

a white, fine, soft, water-insoluble powder, Zn(C18H35O2)2, used in the manufacture of cosmetics, ointments, and lacquers, as a drying agent for rubber, and as a waterproofing agent for textiles, paper, etc.

Nearby words

  1. zinc chloride,
  2. zinc green,
  3. zinc ointment,
  4. zinc oxide,
  5. zinc phosphide,
  6. zinc sulfate,
  7. zinc sulfide,
  8. zinc sulphate,
  9. zinc white,
  10. zinc-65

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