[ kŏt′n-fī′bər ]
An obstruction, often in small pulmonary arteries, produced by cotton fibers derived from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion.
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- cotton to,
- cotton top,
- cotton waste,
- cotton wool,
- cotton, john,
- cotton-wool patches,
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