Definition of Absorbent cotton

1. Noun. Cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax.

Definition of Absorbent cotton

1. Noun. Cotton which has had its fatty matter removed to become capable of absorbing liquids.(reference-book last = first = authorlink = coauthors = editor =Gove, Philip Babcock others = title = Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged origdate = origyear = 1909 origmonth = url = format = accessdate = accessyear = accessmonth = edition = date = year =1976 month = publisher =G. & C. Merriam Co. location = Springfield, MA language = id = doi = isbn =0-87779-101-5 lccn = ol = pages =6 chapter = chapterurl = quote =) ¹

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Medical Definition of Absorbent cotton

1. Cotton from which all fatty matter has been extracted, so that it readily takes up fluids. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Absorbent Cotton

absorbancy index
absorbed dose
absorbed doses
absorbent cotton (current term)
absorbent material
absorbent paper
absorbent papers
absorbent points
absorbent system
absorbent vessels
absorber head

Literary usage of Absorbent cotton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1887)
"Boric Acid 75 150 300 Boiling Water 2925 2850 2700 absorbent cotton 1000 1000 1000 Proceed as in*No. 1, and dry with the aid of a moderate heat. ..."

2. My Home in the Field of Honour by Frances Wilson Huard (1916)
"absorbent cotton I was able to procure in small rolled packages from the draper, and promising to send the boys down in the afternoon with a small hand cart ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1884)
"It consists of very fine and pure absorbent cotton between two layers of fine absorbent gauze. It is sold in rolls of various widths, like lint, ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1909)
"... and likewise from using in connection with the sale of absorbent cotton the package or packages complained of in the bill of complaint heretofore by it ..."

5. A Text-book on surgery by John Allan Wyeth (1890)
"Borated absorbent cotton is now almost indispensable in surgical practice. It is used not only to protect the part and to exercise compression, but, ..."

6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"The methods commonly in use for fixing seedlings in jars for water cultures usually involve absorbent cotton or some similar material the purpose of which ..."

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