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cotton

 [kot´'n]
1. a plant of the genus Gossypium.
2. a textile material derived from the seeds of this plant.
absorbable cotton oxidized cellulose.
absorbent cotton (purified cotton) cotton freed from impurities, bleached, and sterilized; used as a surgical dressing.

Cot·ton

(kot'ŏn),
Frank A., 20th-century U.S. chemist. See: Cotton effect.

cot·ton

(kot'ŏn),
The white, fluffy, fibrous covering of the seeds of a plant of the genus Gossypium (family Malvaceae); used extensively in surgical dressings.
[Ar. qútun]
Drug slang noun A regional term for cash
Imaging adjective Referring to a pattern of wispy radiopacification

gos·sy·pol

(gos'i-pol)
(Gossypium hirsutum) This plant's parts are thought to be of value as a male contraceptive (clinical studies done); other uses are as an antineoplastic and vaginal spermicide. Adverse effects reported include heart failure, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, and, with oral ingestion of seeds, death by poisoning.
Synonym(s): cotton.
[gossypium, + -ol]

cot·ton

(kot'ŏn)
The white, fluffy, fibrous covering of the seeds of a plant of the genus Gossypium; used extensively in surgical dressings.
[Ar. qùtun]
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Sample Crystallinity (%) Diffraction angle 2[theta] (-110) (110) Cotton linter 54.01 15.0 16.4 AmimCl 38.41 12.8 20.2 BmimCl 39.25 12.6 20.2 EmimCl 39.24 12.8 20.6 EmimAc 34.04 12.8 20.2 Sample Diffraction Contact angle 2[theta] angle/0[degrees] (200) (020) Cotton linter 22.6 -- -- AmimCl -- 21.2 38.48 BmimCl -- 21.2 40.08 EmimCl -- 21.2 54.12 EmimAc -- 21.2 34.18
Tear cotton linter and recycled paper into 1"-2" square strips.
The suspension of the particles in water was filtered through a stainless steel sieve (270 meshes) to remove any residual cotton linter pulp.
Cotton linters have a high aspect ratio of 165:1, which is higher than that of hardwood (50:1), softwoods (100:1), jute (100:1) and kenafbast fiber (135:1) (Hunter 1991).
The company also incurred a $0.3 million loss during the quarter due to a $1.3 million after tax charge in early extinguishment of debt costs and restructuring expenses associated with the closure of its Glueckstadt, Germany cotton linter pulp plant.
The company's results include a $5.5 million tax benefit relating to the previously announced favorable tax ruling in connection with its investment in its discontinued facility at Cork, Ireland and $1.7 million after tax in restructuring and impairment charges related to its previously announced plan to close the Glueckstadt, Germany cotton linter pulp plant at the end of calendar 2005.
This alliance will enable Buckeye to offer its customers a broader range of specialty productions and make it the only company in the world offering a full range of specialty pulps including kraft and sulphite wood pulps as well as cotton linter pulp.
Although Buckeye's corporate bottom line has more recently been affected by an instability in the cotton linter supply as well as a sharp decline in pulp pricing, its airlaid business is well positioned to be handsomely rewarding in years to come.
For example, eucalyptus trees or bamboo are used to make rayon and lyocell (trade name Tencel), beech trees are used to make modal and cotton linters for cupro.