oxidized cellulose


oxidized cellulose
noun
: an acid degradation product of cellulose that is usually obtained by oxidizing cotton or gauze with nitrogen dioxide, that is a useful hemostatic (as in surgery), and that is absorbed by body fluids (as when used to pack wounds) — compare oxycellulose

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