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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.
References in classic literature ?
Then you should certainly lecture on Philosophy," said the Dragon- fly; and he spread a pair of lovely gauze wings and soared away into the sky.
Through the gauze curtain our eyes were all riveted upon the scene within.
The countess was to wear a claret-colored velvet dress, and the two girls white gauze over pink silk slips, with roses on their bodices and their hair dressed a la grecque.
This great seer did not go beyond the consideration of the tissues as ultimate facts in the living organism, marking the limit of anatomical analysis; but it was open to another mind to say, have not these structures some common basis from which they have all started, as your sarsnet, gauze, net, satin, and velvet from the raw cocoon?
The First and Foremost slowly raised his arms, and in a twinkling his hairy skin fell from him and he appeared before the astonished Nome as a beautiful woman, clothed in a flowing gown of pink gauze.
Her robes of silken gauze floated around her like a cloud, and dainty satin slippers shod her feet.
The first night they slept on the broad fields, among the buttercups and daisies, and the Scarecrow covered the children with a gauze blanket taken from his knapsack, so they would not be chilled by the night air.
I know you think me a shocking, conceited, frivolous girl; but then, you know, I don't attribute it ALL to my personal attractions: I give some praise to the hairdresser, and some to my exquisitely lovely dress--you must see it to-morrow--white gauze over pink satin--and so SWEETLY made
There was no sterilized gauze, there was no antiseptic bandage--there was nothing that would not have driven our dear doctor mad to have seen.
You will flutter high, but your wings are of the finest gauze, dusted with the fairest pigments.
Polly was looking sorrowfully at a rent in her pretty gauze gown, and Button-Bright's fox head had stuck fast in a gopher hole and he was wiggling his little fat legs frantically in an effort to get free.
Then I won't," and Polly retired behind a cloud of arsenic-green gauze, which made her look as if she had the cholera.