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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.
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cotton from which all fatty matter has been extracted, so that it readily takes up fluids.
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ab·sor·bent cot·ton(ab-sōrbĕnt kotŏn)
Cotton from which all fatty matter has been extracted, so that it readily takes up fluids.
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