hydrous wool fat


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the greasy substance obtained from the wool of the sheep Ovis aries (family Bovidae). Used as an emollient base for creams and ointments.
[L. fat of wool]

hydrous wool fat

See lanolin.

lanolin

; hydrous wool fat sheep wool sebum; contains 25-30% water; used as water-absorbable ointment base
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