Petrolatum[pet-rō-lā′tŭm]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A yellowish mixture of the softer members of the paraffin or methane series of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum as an intermediate product in its distillation; used as a soothing application to burns and abrasions of the skin and as a base for ointments.

Synonyms
petroleum jelly , yellow soft paraffin

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