wood wool


wood wool
n. long and fine wood shavings; wood fibre which is not compressed and prepared in a special manner for surgical dressings

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • wood wool — noun Fine wood shavings • • • Main Entry: ↑wood * * * wood wool, fine shavings made from pine wood, used as a surgical dressing, in plaster, and as an insulating material: »The roof construction has been changed to slabs of wood wool in place of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood-wool — /wood wool /, n. fine wood shavings, usually of pine, or chemically treated wood fibers: used for surgical dressings, as an insulating material, as a binder in plaster, for packing breakable objects, etc. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood-wool — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : fine wood shavings or prepared wood fibers used for surgical dressings, as a substitute for hair in plaster, and as a packing and insulating material * * * /wood wool /, n. fine wood shavings, usually of pine, or chemically… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood wool — A specially prepared, not compressed, wood fiber used for surgical dressings …   Medical dictionary

  • wood wool — noun Brit. a mass of fine, soft wood shavings, used as a packing material …   English new terms dictionary

  • wood-wool slabs — plural noun Slabs made from long wood shavings with a cementing material, used for linings, partitions, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine-wood wool — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excelsior (wood wool) — Excelsior is a wood product made of fibers from the Aspen tree, used in packaging, cushioning, stuffing of stuffed animals, and for the cooling pads in home evaporative cooling systems known as swamp coolers.Excelsior, dyed green, makes an annual …   Wikipedia

  • Wood — n. 1 a a hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub. b this cut for timber or for fuel, or for use in crafts, manufacture, etc. 2 (in sing. or pl.) growing trees densely occupying a tract of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood — n. 1 a a hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub. b this cut for timber or for fuel, or for use in crafts, manufacture, etc. 2 (in sing. or pl.) growing trees densely occupying a tract of… …   Useful english dictionary