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wool fat

Origin of wool fat
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This wool fat or lanoline is used in making soap and ointments.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Yolk consists very largely of two complex substances which have been termed wool perspiration and wool fat.

  • By this method all the wool fat, suint, etc., of the wool find their way into the soap liquors.

  • The wool fat consists largely of a peculiar fat-like body known as cholesterine.

  • Degras, wool fat and vaseline are greases used, and the drying and stretching finished off at 120 F.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • Dioscorides was also learned in the preparation of wool fat, which he calls sypum, known to modern pharmacists as lanoline.

British Dictionary definitions for wool fat

wool fat

another name for lanolin
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