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A small rolled cottonball, less than 38 in (about 1 cm) in diameter, used for desiccation or topical application of medicaments, particularly in dentistry; also called pledgets.
See also: pellet
cot·ton pel·let(kotŏn pelĕt)
Small rolled ball commonly used in dental procedures to dry cavity preparations and apply medications.