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a bandage containing stretchable material; used to provide local compression.
e·las·tic ban·dage(ĕ-las'tik ban'dăj)
A bandage containing stretchable material; used to exert local pressure.
A bandage that can be stretched to exert continuous pressure. It usually is made of special weaves or of material containing rubber and is used on swollen extremities or joints, on the chest in empyema, on fractured ribs, or on the legs to support varicose veins.
See also: bandage