gelatin boot

noun

Definition of gelatin boot 

: a dressing for varicose veins or ulcers consisting of a paste made of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and water that is applied first directly to the lower leg before it is wrapped in a spiral bandage and then again to the outside of the bandage

called also Unna's boot

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