Definition of Cerate

1. Noun. A hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin.

Specialized synonyms: Camphor Ice
Generic synonyms: Balm, Ointment, Salve, Unction, Unguent



Definition of Cerate

1. n. An unctuous preparation for external application, of a consistence intermediate between that of an ointment and a plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.

Definition of Cerate

1. a medicated ointment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cerate

1. A rarely used unctuous solid preparation, harder than an ointment, containing sufficient wax to prevent it from melting when applied to the skin. Origin: L. Cera, wax (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerate

ceramide lactoside lipidosis
ceramide saccharide
ceramide trihexosidase
ceramides
ceramist
ceramists
ceramo-metal casting
ceramology
cerargyrite
ceras
cerasin
cerasins
cerastium
cerata
cerate (current term)
cerated
cerates
ceratin
ceratins
ceratitid
ceratitids
ceratitis
cerato-
ceratobranchial
ceratobranchials
ceratocricoid
ceratocricoid ligament
ceratocricoid muscle
ceratodus

Literary usage of Cerate

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"This cerate of the European Pharmacopeias is used to keep ... Turner's«, of calamine—c. of Carbonate of zinc, cerate of calamine. ..."

2. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary: Embracing the Terminology of by Joseph Thomas (1885)
""cerate of Resin." The Pharmacopoeia! name (US 1870, 1880) for what is ... Simple cerate." A cerate prepared by melting together eight parts of lard and ..."

3. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"Used as a counter-irritant ; bat is apt to affect the bowels. cerate ... Strong mercurial ointment and simple cerate, equal parts. 2. (Paris. ..."

4. Squibb's Materia Medica by E.R. Squibb & Sons (1906)
"cerate of cantharides should not be condemned because of supposed lack of blistering potency ... The cerate here offered is made after the official formula, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1876)
"VASELINE cerate—A CONVENIENT BASIS FOR OINTMENTS INTENDED FOR APPLICATION TO ... The cerate is prepared without difficulty, by melting the wax and vaseline ..."

6. Physiological Materia Medica: Containing All that is Known of the by William H. Burt (1881)
"Arnica cerate. Tincture of Arnica one ounce, simple cerate one pound; melt in a sinul bath, and stir till cold. Many remedies can be prepared and used in ..."

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