Definition of Charpie

1. n. Straight threads obtained by unraveling old linen cloth; -- used for surgical dressings.



Definition of Charpie

1. dressing material [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charpie

charnel house
charnel houses
charnelhouse
charnelhouses
charnels
charoite
charoites
charon phage
charophyte
charophytes
charoset
charoseth
charosets
charpai
charpais
charpie (current term)
charpies
charpoy
charpoys
charqui
charquid
charquis
charr
charras
charreada
charreadas
charred
charred pancake cup
charret
charrets

Literary usage of Charpie

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1. Gunshot Injuries, Their History, Characteristic Features, Complications, and by Thomas Longmore (1895)
"And after it has been collected, cleansed, and stored for use, charpie is so absorbent from its light, fibrous, and porous character, that it must, ..."

2. The Surgeon's Practical Guide in Dressing, and in the Methodic Application by Thomas Cutler (1836)
"The objects which constitute these apparatus, are lint, charpie, ... charpie is a name given by the French to a collection of filaments separated from ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1887)
"The methods of preparing charpie (lint) for surgical dressings are laid down by ... To purify the charpie, four litres of boiling water are to be poured on ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"A LA charpie SOMBRE night, a starless sky! Jeanne sits, her heart with weeping sore, The cloth unwinding patiently For soldiers wounded in the war. ..."

5. On Bandaging, and Other Operations of Minor Surgery by Fitzwilliam Sargent (1862)
"The TAMPON is merely a large ball of charpie, or it may be a number of bullets. ... The PELLET consists of a ball of charpie or common lint, enclosed in a ..."

6. A Complete Minor Surgery, the Practitioner's Vade Mecum, Including a by Edward Carroll Franklin (1882)
"Many arbitrary names have been applied to the various forms which charpie may be made to assume as an element of surgical dressings. ..."

7. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"The powder on a small piece of charpie was applied once a day. In Gonorrhoea and Gleet, Dr. Caby likewise found the Nitrate, suspended in water and used as ..."

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