- a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments
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cal•a•mine /ˈkæləˌmaɪn, -mɪn/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Drugsa pink powder of zinc oxide, used in lotions for the treatment of minor skin irritations, as insect bites and poison ivy.
cal•a•mine (kal′ə mīn′, -min),USA pronunciation n.
- Drugsa pink, water-insoluble powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin.
- British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]smithsonite (def. 1).
- Medieval Latin calamīna, unexplained alteration of Latin cadmia cadmium; see -ine1
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calamine /ˈkæləˌmaɪn/ n
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