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jelly

 [jel´e]
a soft, coherent, resilient substance; generally, a colloidal semisolid mass.
cardiac jelly a gelatinous substance present between the endothelium and myocardium of the embryonic heart that transforms into the connective tissue of the endocardium.
contraceptive jelly a nongreasy jelly containing a spermicide, used in the vagina for prevention of conception.
petroleum jelly petrolatum.
Wharton's jelly the soft, jelly-like intracellular substance of the umbilical cord.

pe·tro·la·tum

(pet-rō-lā'tŭm),
A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum as an intermediate product in its distillation; used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin and as a base for ointments.

petroleum jelly

n.
A colorless-to-amber semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used in lubricants and medicinal ointments. Also called petrolatum.

petroleum jelly

a nonliquid colloidal solution or gel of soft paraffin. It is an intermediate product of the distillation of petroleum and is used as a topical soothing medication for burns and abrasions. Also called mineral jelly. See also petrolatum.

pe·tro·la·tum

(petrō-lātŭm)
A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin.
Synonym(s): petroleum jelly.

petroleum jelly

soft paraffin waxes, used as an emollient or ointment base

petroleum

a thick natural oil obtained from beneath the earth. It consists of a mixture of various hydrocarbons of the paraffin and olefin series. See crude petroleum oil.

petroleum jelly
petrolatum.
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Apply petroleum jelly to the ring and leave it overnight.
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