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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lanolin  \Lan"o*lin\,  n.  [L.  lana  wool  +  oleum  oil.]  (Physiol. 
  A  peculiar  fatlike  body,  made  up  of  cholesterin  and  certain 
  fatty  acids,  found  in  feathers,  hair,  wool,  and  keratin 
  tissues  generally. 
  Note:  Under  the  same  name  it  is  prepared  from  wool  for 
  commercial  purposes,  and  forms  an  admirable  basis  for 
  ointments,  being  readily  absorbed  by  the  skin. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  yellow  viscous  animal  oil  extracted  from  wool;  a  mixture 
  of  fatty  acids  and  esters;  used  in  some  ointments  and 
  cosmetics  [syn:  {wool  fat},  {wool  grease}] 
  2:  a  salve  containing  a  fatty  substance  obtained  from  the  wool 
  of  sheep  [syn:  {wool  fat}] 

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