Definition of gamgee in English:

gamgee

Line breaks: gam¦gee
Pronunciation: /ˈgamdʒi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Surgical dressing consisting of a thickness of cotton wool between two layers of gauze.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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