what is difference between calamine and hemimorphite
From French calamine, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmī̆a, from Ancient Greek κᾰδμείᾱ (kadmeíā), after Κάδμος (Kádmos, “Cadmus”), mythological founder of Thebes, of Pre-Greek origin.
calamine (usually uncountable, plural calamines)
- A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions.
- (mineralogy) The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite.
- calamine brass
calamine (third-person singular simple present calamines, present participle calamining, simple past and past participle calamined)
- (transitive) To coat or treat with calamine.
- analcime, camelina
calamine f (plural calamines)
- calamine (zinc oxide or silicate)
- Residue of carbon deposited in the cylinders of two-stroke engines
- “calamine” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of calamina
- alcmanie, lemanica, melanica
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hemimorphite (countable and uncountable, plural hemimorphites)
- (mineralogy) An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and zinc.
- David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Hemimorphite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.