mineral oil

noun

Definition of mineral oil

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