pledget

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noun pled·get \ˈple-jət\

Definition of pledget

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

Origin and Etymology of pledget

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1540


Medical Dictionary

pledget

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noun pled·get \ˈplej-ət\

Medical Definition of pledget

  1. :  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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