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A fatty substance obtained from wool and used in soaps, cosmetics, and ointments. Also called wool fat.
[German : from Latin lāna, wool + Latin oleum, oil.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish viscous substance extracted from wool, consisting of a mixture of esters of fatty acids: used in some ointments. Also called: wool fat
[C19: via German from Latin lāna wool + oleum oil; see -in]
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lan•o•lin(ˈlæn l ɪn)
a fatty substance, extracted from wool, used in ointments, waterproof coatings, etc.Sometimes, lan•o•line (-ɪn, -ˌin) Also called wool fat.
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A yellowish-white, fatty substance obtained from wool and used in soaps, cosmetics, and ointments.
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|Noun||1.||lanolin - a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics|
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
|2.||lanolin - an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)|
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lanolinlanoline [ˈlænəʊlɪn] N → lanolina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
lanolin[ˈlænəlɪn] n → lanoline f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Lanolin nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lanolinlanoline [ˈlænəlɪn] n → lanolina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. lanolina, sustancia purificada que se obtiene de la lana de la oveja y se usa en pomadas.
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