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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.
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a mixture of antiseptic agents, oil, and wax used to stop bleeding by plugging exposed areas of bone.
Synonym(s): Horsley bone wax
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Horsley,Sir Victor A.H., English surgeon, 1857-1916.
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
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