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Fibres and Surgical Dressings

Synonyms: Raw Cotton Wool, Absorbent Cotton Biological Source: Cotton consists of the epidermal trichomes of the seeds of Gossypium herbaceum Linn and other species of Gossypium of the family Malvaceae. Geographical source: Gossypium species are cultivated for commercial production of cotton in the United...
Fibres and the surgical dressings made from them are of immense value in medical and pharmaceutical practices. Dressings are compulsorily needed for proper management and subsequent healing of wounds caused by injuries, burns, microbial infections and surgical operations. They...
Bandages are continuous length of fabrics and contain no joints. Their edges are evenly cut, parallel to the warp threads. They are reasonably free from loose threads. Bandages are chiefly made from plain or treated cotton cloths, but some...
Synonym: Gunny Biological source: Strands of phloem fibres of the stem bark of Corchorus olitorius Linn. and Corchorus capsularis Linn. (Family Tiliaceae) constitute Jute. Geographical source: Jute is extensively cultivated as a cash crop in Bangladesh, which supplies more than 95 percent of the...
Biological source: Silk consists of a fibre prepared from the filaments of the cocoons spun by the larvae of Bombyx mori Linn. (Family Bombycidae), the mulberry silkworm, and those of other species of Bombyx and of various species of Antheraea...