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inunction

 [in-ungk´shun]
the act of anointing or applying an ointment by rubbing.

in·unc·tion

(in-ŭngk'shŭn),
Administration of a drug in ointment form by rubbing to cause absorption of the active ingredient.
[L. inunctio, an anointing, fr. inunguo, pp. -unctus, to smear on]

inunction

/in·unc·tion/ (in-unk´shun) the act of anointing or applying an ointment by rubbing.

inunction

(ĭn-ŭngk′shən)
n.
1. The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.
2. The act of anointing, as in a religious ceremony.

inunction

[inungk′shən]
Etymology: L, in, within, ungere, to smear
1 the rubbing of a drug mixed with an oil or fatty substance into the skin, with absorption of the active ingredient.
2 any compound so applied.

in·unc·tion

(in-ŭngk'shŭn)
Administration of a drug in ointment form by rubbing to cause absorption of the active ingredient.
[L. inunctio, an anointing, fr. inunguo, pp. -unctus, to smear on]

inunction

The act or process of rubbing in an ointment.

in·unc·tion

(in-ŭngk'shŭn)
Administration of a drug in ointment form by rubbing to cause absorption.
[L. inunctio, an anointing, fr. inunguo, pp. -unctus, to smear on]

inunction (inungk´shən),

n the local application of a drug in an oily or semisolid vehicle, such as an ointment, or the preparation that is thus applied.

inunction

1. the act of anointing or applying an ointment by friction.
2. an ointment made with lanolin as a menstruum.