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wood-wool

[woo d-woo l] /ˈwʊdˌwʊl/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of wood-wool
1550-1560
1550-60
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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

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