Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ammonium salt of bitumen sulfonate; used to treat some forms of skin diseases

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An oily substance prepared by the dry distillation of a bituminous mineral containing fossil fishes. It is used in medicine as a remedy in some forms of skin diseases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A syrupy liquid with a bituminous odor and taste, prepared by the dry distillation of a bituminous mineral containing fossil fishes. It has been used externally in the treatment of various skin-diseases.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἰχθύς ("fish") + -ol (Wiktionary)

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