ichthammol: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-tham'ôl, -ol ik'th&schwa-môl&sec, -mol&sec), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a viscous, reddish-brown to brownish-black substance, obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous shales, used in medicine chiefly as an antiseptic, analgesic, and local stimulant in skin disorders.
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