Petrolatum

What is Petrolatum?

Petrolatum definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a yellowish or whitish, translucent, gelatinous, oily, semisolid, amorphous mass obtained from petroleum: used as a lubricant, rust preventive, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine as a protective dressing, emollient, and ointment base.

 

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