gossypiboma

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gossypium, "cotton", and Swahili boma, "concealment".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɔzipʌboʊmʌ/

Noun[edit]

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gossypiboma (plural gossypibomas)

  1. (surgery) A gauze or surgical sponge forgotten inside a patient's body after surgery.
    The gossypiboma obstructed the patient's bowel.

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