A semi-solid product, ranging from white to yellow in color, composed of heavy residual oils and paraffin wax produced by filtration of cylinder stocks. Has varied pharmaceutical and industrial uses.

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  • petrolatum — PETROLÁTUM s.n. Amestec de hidrocarburi cu consistenţă păstoasă, obţinut din reziduurile ceroase de ţiţei sau din uleiuri corespunzătoare. – Din fr. pétrolatum, germ. Petrolatum, rus. petrolatum. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 15.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Petrolatum — Pet ro*la tum, n. (Chem. & Pharm.) A semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pétrolatum — ● pétrolatum nom masculin (de pétrole) Produit semi solide constitué essentiellement de cires microcristallines associées à des quantités relativement importantes d huiles minérales. (En le purifiant, on obtient les vaselines.) pétrolatum… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • petrolatum — ☆ petrolatum [pe΄trə lāt′əm ] n. [ModL < PETROLEUM + L atum, neut. of atus: see ATE2] a greasy, jellylike substance consisting of a mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum: it is used as a base for ointments, in leather… …   English World dictionary

  • petrolatum — 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • Petrolatum — Vaselin Vaselin (auch Petrolatum) ist ein salbenartiges Gemisch aus festen und flüssigen Kohlenwasserstoffen mit einem Schmelzbereich von 38 bis 58 °C. Es wird zum Beispiel aus Rückständen bei der Erdöldestillation gewonnen. Vaselin besteht zu 60 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Petrolatum — Pe|t|ro|la|tum [zu ↑ Petroleum (1)], das; s: als Salbengrundlage für pharmazeutische u. kosmetische Anwendung benutzbares weiches ↑ Paraffin (1), z. B. Vaseline. * * * Petrolatum   [griechisch lateinisch] das, s, Vaseline …   Universal-Lexikon

  • petrolatum — petrolatumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Parafino, cerezino ir alyvos mišinys, alyvos rūgštinio valymo produktas. atitikmenys: angl. mineral jelly; petrolatum; petroleum jelly; petroleum ointment rus. петролатум …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • petrolatum — A thick, greasy, substance with no odor or taste made from petroleum. Petrolatum is used on the skin to prevent drying and to help heal scrapes and burns. It is also used as a base for some ointments. Also called petroleum jelly …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • petrolatum — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin petroleum Date: 1887 petroleum jelly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petrolatum — /pe treuh lay teuhm, lah /, n. a yellowish or whitish, translucent, gelatinous, oily, semisolid, amorphous mass obtained from petroleum: used as a lubricant, rust preventive, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine as a protective… …   Universalium