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zinc' ste'arate



Chem.
a white, fine, soft, water-insoluble powder, Zn(C18H35O2)2, used in the manufacture of cosmetics, ointments, and lacquers, as a drying agent for rubber, and as a waterproofing agent for textiles, paper, etc.

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