cerate

noun ce·rate \ ˈsir-ˌāt \

Definition of cerate

: an unctuous preparation for external use consisting of wax or resin or spermaceti mixed with oil, lard, and medicinal ingredients

Origin and Etymology of cerate

Middle English, from Latin ceratum wax salve, from cera wax — more at cerumen


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cerate

noun ce·rate \ ˈsi(ə)r-ˌāt \

medical Definition of cerate

: an unctuous preparation for external use consisting of wax or resin mixed with oil, lard, and medicinal ingredients

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