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Definition: 'Purified Cotton'

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purified cotton

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1. absorbent cotton in which the hairs of the seed of varieties of Gossypium and other allied species are freed from adhering impurities, deprived of fatty matter, bleached, and sterilized; used for tampons and other purposes.

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