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{n: cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48} a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

{n: hemimorphite, calamine} a white mineral; a common ore of zinc

{n: nickel silver, German silver} a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel

{n: zinc oxide, flowers of zinc, philosopher's wool, philosophers' wool} oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment

{n: zinc sulfate, zinc sulphate, white vitriol, zinc vitriol} a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc

{n: zinc white} a white pigment used in hose paints; consists of zinc oxide

{n: zinc, Zn, atomic number 30} a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende

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