white petrolatum

white petrolatum n PETROLATUM (b)

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[USP] a wholly or nearly decolorized, purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used as an oleaginous ointment base and topical skin protectant.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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