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a figure-of-8 bandage, with turns crossing each other.
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ban·dage(ban'dij), Avoid using this word in the incorrect sense of dressing.
1. A piece of cloth or other material, of varying shape and size, applied to a body part to provide compression, protect from external contamination, prevent drying, absorb drainage, prevent motion, and retain surgical dressings.
2. To cover a body part by application of a bandage.
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n. pl. spi·cae (-kē, -sē) or spi·cas
A bandage applied in overlapping opposite spirals to immobilize a digit or limb.
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