Lanolin

Lan"o*lin

(ln"*ln), n. [L. lana wool + oleum oil.] (Physiol. Chem.) A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin tissues generally.
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Under the same name, it is prepared from wool for commercial purposes, and forms an admirable basis for ointments, being readily absorbed by the skin.
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lansa

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lansah

n. Same as lanseh.
Syn. -- lanseh, lansat, lanset.
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