bancroftiasis ban·crof·ti·a·sis (bān’krôf-tī’ə-sĭs, bāng’-) or ban·crof·to·sis (-tō’sĭs)
A disease caused by infestation with Wuchereria bancrofti.
a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters. Music. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachi band. a musical group, usually employing brass, percussion, and often woodwind instruments, that plays especially for marching or […]
a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc. anything used as a band or ligature. to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains. to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you […]
a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts. (often lowercase) Informal. a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need: The proposed reform isn’t thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid. (often lowercase) Informal. […]
a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background. any large scarf for the neck or head. Contemporary Examples Furry puts the bandanna in his pocket and moves on, walking behind the cart. Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis Stanley […]