absorbent gauze

[USP] a plain woven cloth of cotton or of a mixture of cotton and rayon; it is classified as Type I (the heaviest) to Type VIII (the lightest) on the basis of thread count and weight. It is supplied in various lengths and widths in the form of rolls and folds.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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