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[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.
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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