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ichthammol

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noun ich·tham·mol \ˈik-thə-ˌmȯl, -ˌmōl\

Medical Definition of ichthammol

  1. :  a brownish black viscous tarry liquid prepared from a distillate of bituminous schists by sulfonation followed by neutralization with ammonia and used as an antiseptic and emollient—see ichthyol




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