adeps lanae

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a·deps la·nae

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]

a·deps la·nae

(ad'eps lā'nē)
The greasy substance obtained from the wool of the sheep Ovis aries (family Bovidae); used as an emollient base for creams and ointments.
Synonym(s): lanolin.
[L. fat of wool]
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In collaboration with EcoRecycle in Victoria, CSIRO has conducted composting trials with the sludge to determine its potential as compost and study the breakdown of wool wax, pesticides (from de-lousing treatment) and detergents during the composting process.
The wool wax product used in our experiments contained fatty acids, esters, alkanes and alcohols in the range from [C.
By incubating samples from the above sources with wool wax it was possible to enrich populations of wax-degrading bacteria which were then selected on agar plates containing wool wax as a sole carbon source.