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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

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