Zinc

Bluish-white metallic element. It is used to form various alloys such as brass, bronze and nickel silver. Zinc was not produced commercially in Britain until the 18thC. See spelter.

zinc

An essential ‘trace` element being an essential component of the active site of a variety of enzymes. Zn2+ has high affinity for the side chains of cysteine and histidine. Zinc is present in tissues at levels of ca 0.1mM, but intracellular levels must be much lower.

zinc

A metal which is less commonly used in jewelry applications except as a component of alloys. Atomic symbol Zn.
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Zinc

Zinc (symbol Zn), in commerce also spelter, is a metallic chemical element. It has atomic number 30. It is the first element of group 12 of the periodic table. In some respects zinc is chemically similar to magnesium: its ion is of similar size and its only common oxidation state is +2. Zinc is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth`s crust ....
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zinc

(Zn) (zingk) a chemical element, atomic number 30, atomic weight 65.37. It is a trace element in the diet, a component of several enzymes, including DNA and RNA polymerases and carbonic anhydrase. It is abundant in red meat, shellfish, liver, peas, lentils, beans, and rice. A well-balanced d...
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zinc

[n] - a bluish-white lustrous metallic element
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Zinc

• (v. t.) To coat with zinc; to galvanize. • (n.) An abundant element of the magnesium-cadmium group, extracted principally from the minerals zinc blende, smithsonite, calamine, and franklinite, as an easily fusible bluish white metal, which is malleable, especially when heated. It is not easily oxidized in moist air, and hence is used fo...
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zinc

<chemistry, element> An essential trace element being an essential component of the active site of a variety of enzymes. ... Zinc has a high affinity for the side chains of cysteine and histidine. Zinc is present in tissues at levels of 0.1mM, but intracellular levels must be much lower. ... Abbreviation: Zn ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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zinc

Zn noun 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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zinc

(Zn) A bluish-white, lustrous, metallic element in group IIB of the periodic table; zinc is an anomalous transition element. It occurs naturally as sphalerite, smithsonite, hemimorphite, and wurtzite, and is extracted by roasting to the oxide and reduction with carbon. Zinc...
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zinc

(Zn) Type: Term Pronunciation: zingk Definitions: 1. A metallic element, atomic no. 30, atomic wt. 65.39; an essential bioelement; a number of salts of zinc are used in medicine; a cofactor in many proteins.
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Zinc

Zinc (zĭnk) noun [ German zink , probably akin to zinn tin: confer French zinc , from the German. Confer Tin .] (Chemistry) An abundant element of the magnesium-cadmium group, extracted principally from the minerals zinc blende, smithsonite, calamine, and frank...
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Zinc

Zinc transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Zincked or Zinced ; present participle & verbal noun Zincking or Zincing ] To coat with zinc; to galvanize.
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Zinc

A grey inexpensive metal, usually alloyed with copper to make brass coins, but is also used in pure form for emergency coinage when the usual coinage metal is not available due to war or other serious crisis. Much of the coinage struck in Nazi-Occupied Europe was tin-plated zinc.
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Zinc

A hard white metal with a bluish tinge. Zinc base alloys are used extensively for diecasting.
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Zinc

A mineral that is essential for proper nutrition.
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Zinc

A mineral whose deficiency causes hair loss. Zinc applied topically has reportedly been show to inhibit DHT.
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Zinc

A softish grey metal, used in three ways in church buildings: 1. in pure sheet form to make ridging for slate roofs, or as a roof covering in its own right. 2. In pure rolled sections, to make glazing bars for small-paned glazing. 3. As a coating - galvanising - for wrought-iron or steel, Typical applications are to coat 'corrugated iron', gates ...
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ZINC

an essential trace mineral.
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Zinc

an important mineral or cofactor required for many pathways in the body especially for the immune system.
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zinc

Bluish white, brittle heavy metal or element (Zn). The name is derived from prong (tooth, tooth), since zinc solidifies like a gnarled. It occurs relatively frequently in the earth's crust, but not in pure form (solid), but only bound in ores. The most common and most important for the extraction of zinc are zinc sulfide ores. Zinc is essential for...
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zinc

chemical element, low-melting metal of Group IIb (zinc group) of the periodic table, essential to life, and one of the most widely used metals. Zinc ... [25 related articles]
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Zinc

Discovered: known in India and China before 1500 and to the Greeks and Romans before 20 BC as the copper-zinc alloy brassOrigin: The name is derived from the German ‘Zink`.Atomic no: 30Mass No: 65Description: A grey metal with a blue tinge. World production exceeds 7 million tons a year, and it is used to galvanise iron to prevent it rusting....
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Zinc

Element 30, atomic weight 65.37, a reactive gray metal that dissolves in acids, used to galvanize me
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zinc

Hard, brittle, bluish-white, metallic element, atomic number 30, relative atomic mass 65.37. The principal ore is sphalerite or zinc blende (zinc sulphide, ZnS). Zinc is hardly affected by air or moisture at ordinary temperatures; its chief uses are in alloys such as brass, in coating metals (for example, galvanized iron), and in making bat...
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