petroleum jelly


petroleum jelly

noun

: 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

1883

petroleum jelly

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PETROLEUM JELLY

: petrolatum a, b

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