butterfly bandage


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butterfly bandage

Etymology: AS, buttorfleoge
a narrow adhesive strip with broader winglike ends used to approximate the edges of a superficial wound and to hold the edges together as they heal. It is used in place of a suture in certain cases. Also called butterfly.

butterfly bandage

An adhesive bandage used in place of sutures to hold wound edges together. Filmy sterile adhesive strips have replaced the butterfly bandage.
See also: bandage

Butterfly bandage

A narrow strip of adhesive with wider flaring ends (shaped like butterfly wings) used to hold the edges of a wound together while it heals.
Mentioned in: Wounds
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Using wound coverings such as bandages, band-aids, gauze pads, etc or using butterfly bandages or steri-strips (other wound closing devices such as sutures, staples are considered medical treatment).
Bummer, sometimes I like sewing, but butterfly bandages had to do.
Butterfly bandages and narrow adhesive strips to hold the edges of a cut together and allow it to heal