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.
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Also called white vitriol, zinc vitriol.
Origin of zinc sulfate
First recorded in 1850–55
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Scientific definitions for zinc sulfate
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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