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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]
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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 MED (water repellency) of sand, that had been muffled at 550[degrees]C to remove any organic matter and then coated with a range of wool wax concentrations, increased directly with the increase in concentration of wool wax from wetting (MED = 0) to highly repellent (MED >5) (Fig.
The wool wax product used in our experiments contained fatty acids, esters, alkanes and alcohols in the range from [C.sub.12] to [C.sub.30] and therefore, it was considered a suitable carbon source to select for bacteria that might decompose hydrophobic compounds in soils.