Definition of Dossil

1. n. A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.



Definition of Dossil

1. Noun. (surgery) A small ovoid or cylindrical roll or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent. ¹

2. Noun. (printing) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dossil

1. a cloth roll for wiping ink [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dossil

1. 1. A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc, open; a tent. 2. A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines. Origin: OE. Dosil faucet of a barrel, OF. Dosil, duisil, spigot, LL. Diciculus, ducillus, fr. L. Ducere to lead, draw. See Duct, Duke. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dossil

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dossal
dossals
dossed
dossel
dossels
dosser
dosseret
dosserets
dossers
dosses
dosshouse
dosshouses
dossier
dossiers
dossil (current term)
dossils
dossing
dost
dosulepin
dot
dot-bomb
dot-com
dot-commer
dot-coms
dot-matrix
dot ball
dot blot
dot bomb
dot com

Literary usage of Dossil

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1. The London Medical Gazette (1842)
"A small dossil of lint on placed over the wound,and secured ith a light bandage, is all that is quired to prevent further bleeding. ..."

2. Johnson's Therapeutic Key by Isaac D. Johnson (1920)
"In dangerous cases, plug posterior nares: Take a cord, say two feet long, tie in the middle a dossil of Hut or piece of sponge less than an inch in diameter ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"The fistula may first of all be enlarged by means of a bistoury ; and then kept open by a dossil of lint, dipped in oil, and pushed along until it comes ..."

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