- zinc stearate n an insoluble salt usu. of commercial stearic acid and usu. containing some zinc oxide that has astringent and antiseptic properties and is used as a constituent of ointments and powders
* * *[USP] a compound of zinc with a mixture of solid organic acids obtained from fats, consisting predominantly of variable proportions of palmitate and stearate salts of zinc; used as a topical skin protectant, antiseptic, and astringent, and in the manufacture of tablets.
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