Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
a·sep·tic gauze(ā-sep'tik gawz)
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
gauze(gawz) [O.Fr. gaze, gauze]
Thin, loosely woven muslin or similar material used for bandages and surgical sponges.
Gauze containing any chemical that kills or retards the growth of microorganisms.
Sterilized absorbent gauze saturated with petrolatum. It is used to cover wounds without adhering to them.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners