allantoin

noun
al·​lan·​to·​in | \ə-ˈlan-tə-wən \

Definition of allantoin 

: a crystalline oxidation product C4H6N4O3 of uric acid used to promote healing of local wounds and infections

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Ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and allantoin also calm irritation, especially around my nose and cheeks. Emily Rekstis, SELF, "This Tinted Moisturizer Actually Provides Great Coverage," 8 Nov. 2018 If your scalp feels tight and dry and the length of your hair is brittle, mix and match a soothing glycerin or allantoin mask with a keratin treatment. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "7 New Ways to Boost Your Hair-Care Routine This Year," 16 May 2018 QUENCH RAZOR BURN Billy Jealousy Shaved Ice after-shave balm, $25; billyjealousy.com Peppermint oil delivers instant cooling, but the real stars here are soothing oat kernel extract and allantoin. Aja Mangum, Bloomberg.com, "A New Take on Your Old Spice," 17 May 2017 QUENCH RAZOR BURN Billy Jealousy Shaved Ice after-shave balm, $25; billyjealousy.com Peppermint oil delivers instant cooling, but the real stars here are soothing oat kernel extract and allantoin. Aja Mangum, Bloomberg.com, "A New Take on Your Old Spice," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of allantoin

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allantoin

probably from German, from New Latin allantois + German -in

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allantoin

noun
al·​lan·​to·​in | \ə-ˈlan-tə-wən \

Medical Definition of allantoin 

: a crystalline oxidation product C4H6N4O3 of uric acid used to promote healing of local wounds and infections

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