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Meaning of LANOLIN

Pronunciation:  'lanlin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
  2. [n]  a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics

LANOLIN is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: wool fat, wool grease
 See Also: animal oil, balm, cream, emollient, ointment, ointment, salve, unction, unguent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lan"o*lin\, n. [L. lana wool + oleum oil.] (Physiol.
A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain
fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin
tissues generally.

Note: 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: balm, balsam, brilliantine, chrism, cold cream, collyrium, cream, demulcent, embrocation, emollient, eye-lotion, eyewash, face cream, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, lenitive, lotion, nard, ointment, pomade, pomatum, salve, soothing syrup, spikenard, unction, unguent, unguentum