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gauze

Pronunciation: gawz

Definition: A bleached cotton cloth of plain weave, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges; petrolatum gauze is saturated with petrolatum.

[Fr. gaze, fr. Ar. gazz, raw silk]

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