Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The material, of greasy consistence, obtained from raw sheep's wool by extraction with special solvents, such as petroleum ether, or recovered from water in which the wool has been scoured. It consists largely of cholesterol and isocho-lesterol and thin esters, along with potash salts and certain special fatty and waxy organic substances. Lanolin for medical use and potassium carbonate are made from it. Also known as suint.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.