ichthammol

noun
ich·​tham·​mol | \ ˈik-thə-ˌmȯl How to pronounce ichthammol (audio) , -ˌmōl How to pronounce ichthammol (audio) \

Medical Definition of ichthammol

: a brownish black viscous tarry liquid prepared from a distillate of bituminous schists by sulfonation followed by neutralization with ammonia and used as an antiseptic and emollient — see ichthyol

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“Ichthammol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ichthammol. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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