mineral oil

noun

Definition of mineral oil

  1. :  an oil of mineral origin; especially :  a refined petroleum oil used especially as a laxative

First Known Use of mineral oil

1771


Medical Dictionary

mineral oil

noun

Medical Definition of mineral oil

  1. 1:  a liquid product of mineral origin that has the viscosity of an oil

  2. 2:  a transparent oily liquid obtained usually by distilling petroleum and used chiefly in medicine for treating constipation and especially formerly as a demulcent and solvent for nose and throat medication—called also liquid petrolatum, white mineral oil


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