styptic cotton

noun

: cotton that is prepared by impregnating with a styptic agent and drying and that is applied to minor wounds to stop bleeding

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“Styptic cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/styptic%20cotton. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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