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pledget

noun pled·get \ˈple-jət\

Definition of PLEDGET

:  a compress or pad used to apply medication to or absorb discharges (as from a wound)

Origin of PLEDGET

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1540

pledget

noun pled·get \ˈplej-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLEDGET

:  a compress or small flat mass usually of gauze or absorbent cotton that is laid over a wound or into a cavity to apply medication, exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged

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