citrine ointment

noun

Definition of citrine ointment

: a yellow ointment of mercuric nitrate and lard used as an antiparasitic

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First Known Use of citrine ointment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Citrine ointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citrine%20ointment. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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