\bˈɜːdɒnɪt], \bˈɜːdɒnɪt], \b_ˈɜː_d_ɒ_n_ɪ_t]\
Definitions of BOURDONNET
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A term in French surgery for charpie rolled into a small mass of an olive shape, which is used for plugging wounds, absorbing the discharge, and preventing the union of their edges. In cases of deep and penetrating wounds, as of the abdomen or chest, a thread is attached to them by which they may be readily withdrawn, and he prevented from passing altogether into those cavities.
By Robley Dunglison