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gauntlet

 [gawnt´let]
a bandage covering the hand and fingers like a glove.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gaunt·let

(gawnt'let),
A glove. See: bandage.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gauntlet

(gawnt′lĕt) [Fr. gant, glove]
A glovelike bandage that fits the hand and fingers.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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