Definition of nujol in English:

nujol

noun

  • A paraffin oil used as an emulsifying agent in pharmacy and for making mulls in infrared spectroscopy.

Origin

Early 20th century: perhaps from New J(ersey), site of the original manufacturing company, + Latin oleum oil.

Pronunciation:

nujol

/-ˌjäl//ˈn(y)o͞oˌjôl/