Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
  2. (noun, artifact) an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)

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Synonyms of Lanolin

wool fat, wool grease

Alternate forms of Lanolin

Hypernyms: animal oil, cream, emollient, ointment

Origin of the word Lanolin

  1. 1885, from Ger., coined by Ger. physician Mathias Eugenius Oscar Liebreich (1838-1908) from L. lana "wool" + oleum "oil, fat" + chemical suffix -in. more

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Words that sound like Lanolin

lillian hellman, linoleum

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