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oxidized cellulose



  1. cellulosic acid in the form of an absorbable gauze; used as a hemostatic in operations in which ligation is not feasible because cellulosic acid has a pronounced affinity for hemoglobin and produces an artificial clot;
  2. a sterile absorbable substance prepared by the oxidation of cotton containing not less than 16% and not more than 22% of carboxyl.

See Also: oxycellulose

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