bone wax

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wax

 [waks]
a plastic solid of plant or animal origin or produced synthetically. adj., adj wax´y.
bone wax a waxy substance used for packing small bone cavities, as in bones of the skull, and for controlling bleeding from them.
dental wax a mixture of two or more waxes with other additives, used in dentistry for casts, construction of nonmetallic denture bases, registering of jaw relations, and laboratory work.
ear wax cerumen.

bone wax

a mixture of antiseptic agents, oil, and wax used to stop bleeding by plugging exposed areas of bone.
Synonym(s): Horsley bone wax

Horsley,

Sir Victor A.H., English surgeon, 1857-1916.
Horsley anastomosis
Horsley bone cutter
Horsley bone rongeur
Horsley bone wax - a mixture of antiseptic agents, oil, and wax used to stop bleeding by plugging bone cavities or haversian canals. Synonym(s): bone wax
Horsley bone-cutting forceps
Horsley cranial rongeur
Horsley dural separator
Horsley elevator
Horsley forceps
Horsley suture
Horsley trephine