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Medical Term:

bandage

Pronunciation: ban′dij

Definition:

  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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