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wool fat

noun
1.
Origin of wool fat
1890-1895
1890-95
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Historical Examples
  • Yolk consists very largely of two complex substances which have been termed wool perspiration and wool fat.

  • By this method all the wool fat, suint, etc., of the wool find their way into the soap liquors.

  • Dioscorides was also learned in the preparation of wool fat, which he calls sypum, known to modern pharmacists as lanoline.

  • Degras, wool fat and vaseline are greases used, and the drying and stretching finished off at 120 F.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • This wool fat or lanoline is used in making soap and ointments.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • The wool fat consists largely of a peculiar fat-like body known as cholesterine.

British Dictionary definitions for wool fat

wool fat

noun
1.
another name for lanolin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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