Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The ammonium salt of bitumen sulfonate; used to treat some forms of skin diseases

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἰχθύς ("fish") + -ol

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