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lanolin

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noun lan·o·lin \ˈlan-əl-ən\

Medical Definition of lanolin

  1. :  a yellowish sticky unctuous mass of refined wool grease that can be absorbed by the skin, contains from 25 to 30 percent incorporated water, and is used chiefly in ointments and cosmetics—called also adeps lanae, hydrous wool fat





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