Definition of lanolin
: wool grease especially when refined for use in ointments and cosmetics
Recent Examples of lanolin from the Web
Then, apply an ointment or cream that contains softening oils (like olive or jojoba), vitamin E, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, or petrolatum, advises the AAD.
Look for humectants that draw moisture to the top layer of your skin, like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, urea, lanolin, dimethicone, and petrolatum, says Dr. Levin.
SACRAMENTO — Just before noon on Friday, Kim Chambers, 39, stood on a floating dock at the Sacramento Yacht Club as Kala Sherman-Presser, a member of her support team, rubbed lanolin under Chambers’s arms and the seams of her swimsuit.
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Origin and Etymology of lanolin
Latin lana wool + International Scientific Vocabulary 3-ol + 1-in
First Known Use: 1885See Words from the same year
LANOLIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lanolin for English Language Learners
: an oily substance that comes from sheep's wool and that is used for making soaps and lotions
Medical Definition of lanolin
: 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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