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gauze

1. 
a. a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
b. (as modifier): a gauze veil
2. a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
3. a fine mist or haze

Gauze

 

a light, transparent, porous, absorbent cotton fabric of plain weave. Gauze is usually bleached, but is occasionally produced in its unbleached state. Primarily intended for surgical dressings, it is also used as interfacing in clothing and as backing for maps.

gauze

[gȯz]
(materials)
A sheer, loosely woven textile fabric similar to cheesecloth; used for surgical dressings.
A plastic or wire mesh.

gauze

1. Any thin, open-weave, woven fabric; usually transparent.
2. A fine wire cloth; also called lawn.
References in classic literature ?
It's ready, Miss," said the maid, holding up the shortened gauze dress with two fingers, and blowing and shaking something off it, as if by this to express a consciousness of the airiness and purity of what she held.
cried Natasha, as she stood in the middle of the room smoothing out the folds of the gauze.
I'll arrange it," and she rushed forward so that the maids who were tacking up her skirt could not move fast enough and a piece of gauze was torn off.
And standing upright within the chariot was a beautiful girl clothed in flowing robes of silver gauze and wearing a jeweled diadem upon her dainty head.
The flake of snow grew larger and larger; and at last it was like a young lady, dressed in the finest white gauze, made of a million little flakes like stars.
Let's pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through.
Feeling, no doubt, that simplicity and plainness are the soul of elegance, Miss Brass wore no collar or kerchief except upon her head, which was invariably ornamented with a brown gauze scarf, like the wing of the fabled vampire, and which, twisted into any form that happened to suggest itself, formed an easy and graceful head-dress.
Postoperatively, aretainer of Xeroform gauze was placed to stent the nostril for 7 days; thereafter, the patient used an intranasal rubber stent at night for several months.
Advanced wound management products include Hydrogel (amorphous and saturated gauze pads), Alginate, Hydrocolloid, and LoProfile[R] Foam Dressings.
Students were shown how to apply plaster gauze on a balloon.
Medline Industries, Mundelein, IL, has expanded its wound care line with new gauze sponge products.
Other researchers previously coated gauze bandages with fibrinogen or formed the protein into brittle, sponge-like materials (SN: 6/19/99, p.