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paraffin

 [par´ah-fin]
1. a purified mixture of solid hydrocarbons from petroleum, used for embedding histological specimens and as a stiffening agent in pharmaceutical preparations.
2. alkane.
liquid paraffin see mineral oil.

min·er·al oil (MO),

(min'ĕr-ăl oyl),
A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations; occasionally used as an intestinal lubricant; can interfere with absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

liquid paraffin

min·er·al oil

(MO) (min'ĕr-ăl oyl)
Mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a vehicle in pharmaceutical preparations; occasionally used as an intestinal lubricant.
Synonym(s): heavy liquid petrolatum, liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum.

paraffin

1. a purified hydrocarbon wax used for embedding histological specimens.
2. a saturated hydrocarbon used as a fuel oil. Poisoning causes gastroenteritis and aspiration pneumonia, the latter being secondary to vomiting. Called also alkane, kerosene, lamp oil. See also oil.
3. petrolatum.

paraffin embedding technique
the most commonly used technique for the preparation of slides of tissue for light microscopic examination.
liquid paraffin
liquid petrolatum. See mineral oil.
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The primary emulsion was added drop wise into the liquid paraffin containing the emulsifier while stirring.
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I haven't yet found a place to buy liquid paraffin in bulk for cheap, but when I do I will buy it that way.
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You can have a paraffin wax where we brush liquid paraffin onto them and wrap them in cling film to remove all the dry,dead skin and leave them feeling lovely and supple.
With the full permission of farmers and landowners,he drags a bag across the ground scented with fox droppings and liquid paraffin.
This week Thomas Williams the farmer is easing Hercules, the horse's constipation with liquid paraffin, which gives Kenneth an altogether wicked idea.
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