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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin lana wool + International Scientific Vocabulary 3-ol + 1-in Date: 1885 wool grease especially when refined for use in ointments and cosmetics

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a fat found naturally on sheep's wool and used purified for cosmetics etc. Etymology: G f. L lana wool + oleum oil

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lanolin Lan"o*lin, 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. 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.

Moby Thesaurus

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



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