a device for applying a substance
A slender rod of wood or flexible metal, at one end of which is attached a pledget of cotton or other substance for making local applications to the nose, throat, or other cavity.
Instrument for making local applications.
An instrument for applying remedies to a particular part, such as the uterine canal or the urethra, consisting of a flexible shaft on which cotton imbued with the medicament is wrapped. [Lat]