hydrous wool fat

hydrous wool fat
hydrous wool fat n LANOLIN

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lanolin (def. 2).

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  • wool — The hair of the sheep; sometimes, when defatted, used as a surgical dressing. SYN: lana. w. alcohols w. wax alcohols prepared by saponification of the grease of sheep w. and separation of the fraction that contains cholesterol (not less than 30%) …   Medical dictionary

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  • lan|o|lin — «LAN uh lihn», noun. a yellowish, fatty substance obtained from the natural coating on wool fibers; wool fat. Lanolin is purified and mixed with water (hydrous lanolin) and used in cosmetics, ointments, shoe polish, leather dressing, and as a… …   Useful english dictionary

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