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cotton

 [kot´'n]
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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Cot·ton

(kot'ŏn),
Frank A., 20th-century U.S. chemist. See: Cotton effect.

cot·ton

(kot'ŏn),
The white, fluffy, fibrous covering of the seeds of a plant of the genus Gossypium (family Malvaceae); used extensively in surgical dressings.
[Ar. qútun]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Drug slang noun A regional term for cash
Imaging adjective Referring to a pattern of wispy radiopacification
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gos·sy·pol

(gos'i-pol)
(Gossypium hirsutum) This plant's parts are thought to be of value as a male contraceptive (clinical studies done); other uses are as an antineoplastic and vaginal spermicide. Adverse effects reported include heart failure, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, and, with oral ingestion of seeds, death by poisoning.
Synonym(s): cotton.
[gossypium, + -ol]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cot·ton

(kot'ŏn)
The white, fluffy, fibrous covering of the seeds of a plant of the genus Gossypium; used extensively in surgical dressings.
[Ar. qùtun]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A soldier stops, kneels and pfff, gone, vanished, all ears ringing in the silent rain of dust, blood dry as rock and sand, as a pebble placed in one's dry, cottony mouth to cure a desiccated tongue to allow speech, but there is none, all vanished in the heat of vaporization as he saw his Christian friend disappear, an IED that could slash and gut a Humvee, turned just at that moment to see him kneel and pfff nothing left because all is vanity, and what stays is the nothing that is there and is not there; his face recedes, his name, not even a replacement because time is short and the mission, the prayer, pfff, an image not an image staying and staying because where else the scripture that explains pfff ...
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marshy smells, cottony reflections of mountains hovering,
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In the early 20th century, the typical filler for life preservers was a material called "kapok." A cottony fiber extracted from the pods of the ceiba tree, kapok was cultivated in the rainforests of Asia.