[woo d-woo l]
- fine wood shavings, usually of pine, or chemically treated wood fibers: used for surgical dressings, as an insulating material, as a binder in plaster, for packing breakable objects, etc.
Origin of wood-wool
First recorded in 1550–60
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Wood-wool dressings are more highly and more uniformly absorbent than cotton wools.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles