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petrolatum

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pet=ro=la=tum

CIDE DICTIONARY

petrolatumn. 
     A semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin layers, and somewhat fluorescent. It is used as a bland protective dressing, and as a substitute for fatty materials in ointments.  U. S. Pharm.  [1913 Webster]
    " Petrolatum is the official name for the purified product. Cosmoline and vaseline are commercial names for substances essentially the same, but differing slightly in appearance and consistency or fusibility."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

petrolatum, n. US petroleum jelly.

Etymology
mod.L f. PETROL + -atum

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