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gamgee

Saltos de línea: gam¦gee
Pronunciación: /ˈɡamdʒi
 
/

Definición de gamgee en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
Surgical dressing consisting of a thickness of cotton wool between two layers of gauze.
Example sentences
  • On returning home she attempted to light a cigarette and her gamgee eye pad ignited.
  • The gamgee or cotton wool padding should be applied over the top of this layer, and secured in place with a conforming cotton bandage.

Origen

late 19th century: named after Joseph S. Gamgee (1828–86), English surgeon.

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