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(păr′ă-fĭn )

[L. parum, too little, + affinis, neighboring]

1. A waxy, white, tasteless, odorless mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used as an ointment base or wound dressing.
SEE: petrolatum
2. One of a series of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having the formula CnH2n+2. Paraffins constitute the methane or paraffin series.
3. A series of solid waxes prepared according to their melting point, to be used to infiltrate and embed tissues for sectioning in the preparation of microscope slides.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Paraffin." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732554/all/paraffin.
Paraffin. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732554/all/paraffin. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Paraffin. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732554/all/paraffin
Paraffin [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732554/all/paraffin.
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