absorbable gelatin sponge


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sponge

 [spunj]
a porous, absorbent mass, as a pad of gauze or cotton surrounded by gauze, or the elastic fibrous skeleton of certain species of marine animals.
absorbable gelatin sponge a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-base material used in the control of bleeding.
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ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.
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ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

(ăb-sōrbă-bĕl jelă-tin spŭnj)
A sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.
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