wool fat

wool fat
noun
a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool grease
Hypernyms: ↑animal oil
Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve

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noun
: wool grease especially after refining : lanolin

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lanolin.
[1890-95]

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wool fat,
the fatty coating on sheep's wool; lanolin.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wool fat — n. 1. the natural grease found in sheep s wool, yielding lanolin: also wool grease 2. LANOLIN …   English World dictionary

  • wool fat — wu̇l n wool grease esp. after refining: LANOLIN * * * lanolin …   Medical dictionary

  • wool fat — wool′ fat n. biochem. lanolin • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • wool fat — /ˈwʊl fæt/ (say wool fat) noun → lanolin …  

  • wool fat — lanolinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Avių vilnų riebalai. atitikmenys: angl. lanolin; wool fat rus. ланолин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wool fat — noun Lanolin. Syn: wool wax, wool grease …   Wiktionary

  • wool fat — noun Date: 1875 wool grease especially after refining ; lanolin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wool fat — lanolin. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrous wool fat — n LANOLIN * * * lanolin (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • wool grease — n a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep s wool that is used as a source of lanolin compare WOOL FAT …   Medical dictionary

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