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gauze

 [gawz]
a light, open-meshed fabric of muslin or similar material used in bandages, dressings, and surgical sponges.
absorbent gauze white cotton cloth of various thread counts and weights, supplied in various lengths and widths and in different forms (rolls or folds).
petrolatum gauze sterile absorbent gauze saturated with white petrolatum; used as a non-adherent protective covering for wounds.
zinc gelatin impregnated gauze absorbent gauze impregnated with zinc gelatin for use as a skin protectant.

gauze

(gawz),
A bleached cotton cloth of plain weave, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges; petrolatum gauze is saturated with petrolatum.
[Fr. gaze, fr. Ar. gazz, raw silk]

gauze

(gawz) a light, open-meshed fabric of muslin or similar material.
absorbable gauze  gauze made from oxidized cellulose.
absorbent gauze  white cotton cloth of various thread counts and weights, supplied in various lengths and widths and in different forms (rolls or folds).
petrolatum gauze  a sterile material produced by saturation of sterile absorbent gauze with sterile white petrolatum.
zinc gelatin impregnated gauze  absorbent gauze impregnated with zinc gelatin.

gauze

(gôz)
n.
A thin, loosely woven cloth usually of cotton, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.

gauze

[gôz]
Etymology: Fr, gaze
a transparent fabric of open weave and differing degrees of fineness, most often cotton muslin, used in surgical procedures and for bandages and dressings. It may be sterilized and permeated by an antiseptic or lotion. Kinds of gauze include absorbable gauze, absorbent gauze, and petrolatum gauze. See also bandage.

gauze

(gawz)
A bleached cotton cloth of plain weave, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges; petrolatum gauze is saturated with petrolatum.
[Fr. gaze]

gauze

(gawz)
Bleached cotton cloth of plain weave, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.
[Fr. gaze]

gauze

a light, open-meshed fabric of muslin or similar material.

absorbent gauze
white cotton cloth of various thread counts and weights, supplied in various lengths and widths and in different forms (rolls or folds).
gauze mask
see surgical mask.
petrolatum gauze
a sterile material produced by saturation of sterile absorbent gauze with sterile white petrolatum.
zinc gelatin impregnated gauze
absorbent gauze impregnated with zinc gelatin.