Definition of petroleum jelly
: a neutral unctuous odorless tasteless substance obtained from petroleum and used especially in ointments and dressings
First Known Use of petroleum jelly
PETROLEUM JELLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of petroleum jelly for English Language Learners
: an oily substance that is made from petroleum, has no taste or odor, and is used especially in products that are rubbed on the skin to help heal a wound, reduce pain, etc.
Medical Definition of petroleum jelly
: petrolatum a, b
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