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lanolin, greasy, yellow substance extracted from wool. When purified, it is used as a base for ointments and creams, as a lubricant, and in finishing and preserving leather. It is also a constituent of some varnishes and paints. Chemically, lanolin is chiefly a mixture of cholesterol and the esters of several fatty acids. With water it forms an emulsion. As a waste product in wool processing, it is known also as wool wax, wool fat, or wool grease.

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lanolin

lan·o·lin / ˈlanl-in/ • n. a fatty substance found naturally on sheep's wool. It is extracted as a yellowish viscous mixture of esters and used as a base for ointments.

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lanolin

lanolin Purified, fat-like substance derived from sheep's wool and used with water as a base for ointments and cosmetics.

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lanolin (lan-ŏ-lin) n. a fatty substance obtained from sheep's wool, used as an emollient and as a base for creams.

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lanolin

lanolin fatty matter from sheep's wool. XIX. —G., f. L. lāna WOOL + oleum OIL + -IN.

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