rubber dam

noun

Medical Definition of rubber dam

: a thin sheet of rubber that is stretched around a tooth to keep it dry during dental work or is used in strips to provide drainage in surgical wounds

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“Rubber dam.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rubber%20dam. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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