• synonyms

oxidized cellulose

[ ŏksĭ-dīzd′ ]


Partially oxidized cellulose in the form of an absorbable gauze used to stanch blood flow during surgical procedures in which ligation is not feasible.

Nearby words

oxidative stress, oxide, oxidic, oxidimetry, oxidize, oxidized cellulose, oxidized glutathione, oxidizer, oxidoreductase, oxime, oximeter
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