cotton-fiber embolism cot·ton-fi·ber embolism (kŏt’n-fī’bər)
An obstruction, often in small pulmonary arteries, produced by cotton fibers derived from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion.
noun 1. . noun 1. a plain-weave or twill-weave fabric with nap on one side only Also called Canton flannel
noun 1. a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.
noun 1. any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton. noun 1. any of various N temperate and arctic grasslike bog plants of the cyperaceous genus Eriophorum, whose clusters of long silky hairs resemble cotton tufts Also called bog cotton
noun 1. any of several tupelo trees, especially Nyssa aquatica.