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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Ointment (OYNT-munt)
A substance used on the skin to soothe or heal wounds, burns, rashes, scrapes, or other skin problems. Also called unguent.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.