gauze

(redirected from gauzes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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 periodicals archive ?
The Spanish EU Presidency is trying to reconcile diverging views on hedge funds as MEPs rush to submit their final amendments to a report by French MEP Jean-Paul Gauzes (EPP).
Gauzes' compromise is being put forward to solve an impasse in the Council, which is split over the issue of how to treat foreign managers and funds.
Contract notice: Aggregate supply of gauzes, Surgical gauzes, Swabs, Cotton and cellulose for the centers of the institut catal de la salut and adhered centers
The report is focused on basic first aid products such as adhesive bandages, disinfectants and gauzes. Though the basic wound care segment in China accounts for a miniscule share of the overall wound care market in China, it is expected to witness significant growth over the next few years.
The final act is the sealing with the gauzes and thus memento becomes a monument.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Gauzes (Woven Gauzes (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Gauzes) and Non-Woven Gauzes (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Gauzes)), Sponges (Woven Sponges (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Sponges) and Non-Woven Sponges (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Sponges)), Bandages (Conforming Bandages (Cotton and Synthetic Conforming Bandages), Non-Adherent Bandages and Adhesive Bandages), Abdominal Pads (Sterile and Non-Sterile Abdominal Pads) and Gauze Sponges (Woven Gauze Sponges (Sterile Woven and Non-Sterile Woven Gauze Sponges) and Non-Woven Gauze Sponges (Sterile Non-Woven and Non-Sterile Non-Woven Gauze Sponges)).
French EPP MEP Jean-Paul Gauzes has confirmed that an agreement on the AIFM (alternative investment fund managers) Directive (hedge funds and private equity) is to be postponed until September.
Nurse Hall further testified that AAA's nurses breached the standard of care by failing to document the number of gauzes used to pack the patient's wound and by failing to document the number of gauzes removed each time the nurses repacked the wound.
A TEENAGER died on holiday in Greece after British doctors left a blade and two surgical gauzes in her stomach, it was revealed yesterday.
Croscill was cited for its innovative use of fabric such as its smooth and crinkled crepes, gauzes and brushed cottons.
Contract awarded for Acquisitions Gauzes And Dressings Ces The Wild
The organization back in 2011 called the attention of education authorities to the cancer-risk exposure of students, teachers and school staff from the asbestos-laden wire gauzes used in science experiments.