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Noun: lanolin  la-nu-lin
  1. A yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
    - wool fat, wool grease
  2. An emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)

Derived forms: lanolins

Type of: animal oil, cream, emollient, ointment

Part of: balm, ointment, salve, unction, unguent

Encyclopedia: Lanolin