wool fat


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wool fat

the purified, anhydrous, fatlike substance obtained from the wool of sheep.
See also: adeps lanae.
Synonym(s): lanolin

wool fat

A fatty substance obtained from sheep's wool and containing not more than 0.25% water. It is used as an ointment base that has the ability to absorb water and can produce contact dermatitis in susceptible people.
Synonym: anhydrous lanolin
See also: fat