green soap

noun
a soap made chiefly from potassium hydroxide and linseed oil, used in treating some skin diseases.

Origin:
1830–40

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green soap
 
n
med Also called: soft soap a soft or liquid alkaline soap made from vegetable oils, used in treating certain chronic skin diseases

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green soap n.
A translucent, yellowish-green soft or liquid soap made chiefly from vegetable oils and used in the treatment of skin disorders.

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In one-third of the cases in this study, there were more bacteria after the green soap than before the green soap.
Surgical green soap is excellent for this purpose, but ordinary soap is about as good.
Interestingly, another thing that came out of this study was they looked at green soap and isopropyl alcohol.
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