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[uhng-gwen-tuh m]
noun, plural un·guen·ta [uhng-gwen-tuh] /ʌŋˈgwɛn tə/.
  1. (in prescriptions) ointment.
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Origin of unguentum

From Latin
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Examples from the Web for unguentum

Historical Examples of unguentum

  • It is a modification of the unguentum gyptiacum of old pharmacy.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Unlike the Unguentum Armarium, however, its composition was simple.


    James J. Walsh

  • Unguentum, L. Any soft, fatty substance applied to the skin by inunction.

  • Ointment of chloride of mercury; Unguentum hydrargyri chloridi, L. Prep.

  • Unguentum antipsoricum, L. Several excellent formul for itch ointments will be found under the names of their leading ingredients.