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 and Etymology of pledget

origin unknown


Medical Dictionary

pledget

noun pled·get \ ˈplej-ət \

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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