from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white, deliquescent crystalline compound, ZnCl2, used as a wood preservative, a disinfectant, a soldering flux, and for a variety of industrial purposes, including the manufacture of cements and paper parchment.

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  • noun inorganic chemistry The zinc salt of hydrochloric acid, ZnCl2, a white crystalline solid with a number of industrial applications.


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