[ woo d-woo l ]
/ ˈwʊdˌwʊl /
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.
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Origin of wood-wool
First recorded in 1550–60
Words nearby wood-wool
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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