Meaning of cerate


Pronunciation: (sēr'āt), [key]
— n.
  1. an unctuous, often medicated, preparation for external application, consisting of lard or oil mixed with wax, rosin, or the like, esp. one that has a firmer consistency than a typical ointment and does not melt when in contact with the skin.
  1. having a cere.
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