a bandage consisting of a small pad of gauze affixed to a strip of adhesive tape.
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- adhesive absorbent dressing,
- adhesive binding,
- adhesive capsulitis,
- adhesive pericarditis,
- adhesive peritonitis,
- adhesive plaster
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A dressing of absorbent gauze affixed to plastic or fabric coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
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