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cerate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cerate  \Ce"rate\,  n.  [L.  ceratum  ceratm,  fr  cera  wax.]  (Med.) 
  An  unctuous  preparation  for  external  application,  of  a 
  consistence  intermediate  between  that  of  an  ointment  and  a 
  plaster,  so  that  it  can  be  spread  upon  cloth  without  the  use 
  of  heat,  but  does  not  melt  when  applied  to  the  skin. 
 
  Note:  Cerate  consists  essentially  of  wax  (for  which  resin  or 
  spermaceti  is  sometimes  substituted)  mixed  with  oil, 
  lard,  and  various  medicinal  ingredients.  The  cerate 
  (formerly  called  simple  cerate)  of  the  United  States 
  Pharmacopoeia  is  a  mixture  of  three  parts  of  white  wax 
  and  seven  parts  of  lard. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cerate 
  n  :  a  hard  medicated  paste  made  of  lard  or  oil  mixed  with  wax  or 
  resin 




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