cottonoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from cotton +‎ -oid.

Noun[edit]

cottonoid (countable and uncountable, plural cottonoids)

  1. (uncountable) A certain absorbent material, made primarily of cotton with some felt as well, used for various purposes during surgery.
  2. (countable) An item of this material.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As Cottonoid has been a commercial name, the term has occasionally been capitalized.