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cal·a·mine / ˈkaləˌmīn/ • n. a pink powder consisting of zinc carbonate and ferric oxide, used to make a soothing lotion or ointment. ∎ dated smithsonite or a similar zinc ore.

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calamine ore of zinc. XVII. — (O)F. — medL. calamīna, alt. of L. cadmīa — Gr. kadm(e)íā (sc. earth), fem. of the adj. of Cadmus.

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calamine (kal-ă-myn) n. a preparation of zinc carbonate used as a mild astringent on the skin in the form of a lotion, cream, or ointment.

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calamine See SMITHSONITE.

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