earwick

earwick

 [ēr´wik]
a strip of gauze inserted into the external ear canal so that medicated drops applied to the outside pass along it and into the canal; used when the canal is obstructed by edema so that ear drops cannot be instilled.
Earwick for instillation of antibiotics into the edematous external canal. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2002.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Adrian Kloak of Tillamook and Robert Kloak of Springfield; and two sisters, Ruth Earwick of Tenino, Wash., and Edna Nichols of Buckley, Wash.