calamine vs hemimorphite what difference

what is difference between calamine and hemimorphite

English

Etymology

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.

Noun

calamine (usually uncountable, plural calamines)

  1. A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions.
  2. (mineralogy) The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite.

Related terms

  • calamine brass

Translations

Verb

calamine (third-person singular simple present calamines, present participle calamining, simple past and past participle calamined)

  1. (transitive) To coat or treat with calamine.

Anagrams

  • analcime, camelina

French

Pronunciation

Noun

calamine f (plural calamines)

  1. calamine (zinc oxide or silicate)
  2. Residue of carbon deposited in the cylinders of two-stroke engines

Further reading

  • “calamine” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

calamine f

  1. plural of calamina

Anagrams

  • alcmanie, lemanica, melanica


English

Etymology

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Noun

hemimorphite (countable and uncountable, plural hemimorphites)

  1. (mineralogy) An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and zinc.

Translations

References

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Hemimorphite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.

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