petroleum jelly


: an oily substance that is made from petroleum, has no taste or odor, and is used especially in products that are rubbed on the skin to help heal a wound, reduce pain, etc.

Full Definition of PETROLEUM JELLY

:  a neutral unctuous odorless tasteless substance obtained from petroleum and used especially in ointments and dressings

First Known Use of PETROLEUM JELLY

Medical Dictionary

petroleum jelly


Medical Definition of PETROLEUM JELLY

:  petrolatum a, b


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