Lanolin
Lanolin Lan"o*lin (l[a^]n"[-o]*l[i^]n), n. [L. lana wool + oleum oil.] (Physiol. Chem.) A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin tissues generally. [1913 Webster]

Note: Under the same name, it is prepared from wool for commercial purposes, and forms an admirable basis for ointments, being readily absorbed by the skin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lanolin — Lanolin, also called Adeps Lanae, wool wax, wool fat, anhydrous wool fat or wool grease, is a greasy yellow substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool bearing animals such as sheep. Chemically akin to wax, it can be used as a skin… …   Wikipedia

  • lanolin — fatty matter extracted from sheep s wool, 1885, from Ger. Lanolin, coined by German physician Mathias Eugenius Oscar Liebreich (1838 1908) from L. lana wool (see WOOL (Cf. wool)) + oleum oil, fat (see OIL (Cf. oil) (n.)) + chemical suffix IN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lanolīn — Lanolīn, aus Schafwollfett dargestellte fettähnliche Substanz, besteht aus Fettsäureestern des Cholesterins, Isocholesterins und Cerylalkohols sowie aus freien Cholesterinen. Das käufliche L. enthält überdies 25 Proz. Wasser. Man gewinnt das L.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lanolin — Lanolin, s. Fettschweiß …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Lanolin — Lanolīn, Wollfett (Lanolīnum, Adeps lanae), aus dem Wollfett (Wollschweiß) durch Zentrifugieren und Waschen mit Wasser und Alkalien gewonnene gelbliche Masse, Ester verschiedener Fettsäuren mit Cholesterin, 1885 durch Liebreich als… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lanòlīn — m 〈G lanolína〉 kem. masna tvar koja se dobiva pranjem ovčje vune (sjerine), a zatim se različitim postupcima pročišćava i kondenzira; uporaba u parfumerijskoj industriji i industriji sapuna ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • lanolin — ► NOUN ▪ a fatty substance found naturally on sheep s wool and used as a base for ointments. ORIGIN from Latin lana wool + oleum oil …   English terms dictionary

  • lanolin — [lan′olin΄, lan′olēn΄lan′ə lin΄] n. [< L lana, WOOL + oleum, oil + IN1] a fatty substance obtained from sheep wool and used as a base for ointments, cosmetics, etc.: also lanoline [lan′olin΄, lan′olēn΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Lanolin — Wollwachs (auch häufig als Lanolin bezeichnet, Wollfett, lat. Lanolinum, Adeps lanae, frz. Lanoline) ist das Sekret aus den Talgdrüsen von Schafen, das bei der Wäsche von Schafswolle zurückgewonnen wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Lanolin 2 Gewinnung 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lanolin — lanolated /lan l ay tid/, adj. /lan l in/, n. a fatty substance, extracted from wool, used in ointments, cosmetics, waterproof coatings, etc. Also, lanoline /lan l in, l een /. Also called wool fat. [1880 85; < L lan(a) WOOL + OL2 + IN2] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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