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cosmoline


cosmoline


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmoline  \Cos"mo*line\  (k?z"m?-l?n),  n.  [Prob.  fr  cosmetic  + 
  L.  oleum  oil.]  (Chem.) 
  A  substance  obtained  from  the  residues  of  the  distillation  of 
  petroleum,  essentially  the  same  as  vaseline,  but  of  somewhat 
  stiffer  consistency,  and  consisting  of  a  mixture  of  the 
  higher  paraffines;  a  kind  of  petroleum  jelly.