petrolatum

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petrolatum

 [pet″ro-la´tum]
a purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a base for ointments, protective dressings, and soothing applications to the skin. Called also petroleum jelly.
liquid petrolatum see mineral oil.

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.

petrolatum

(pĕt′rə-lā′təm, -lä′təm)

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.

pe·tro·la·tum

(petrō-lātŭm)
Soft yellowish mixture application to burns and abrasions of the skin; usually called petroleum jelly.