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is a thin, translucent fabric with a open weave. Its name may derive etymologically from the Persian word for silk, via the Spanish word "gasa
Uses and types Gauze was originally made of silk. Now used for medical purposes gauze sponges are in high demand.
When used in film and theatre, gauze is often fashioned into a scrim.
Gauze is also made of cotton, especially for use in bandages. It is especially useful for dressing wounds where other fabrics might stick to the burn or laceration.
Modern gauze is sometimes made of synthetic fibers, especially when used in clothing.
Gauze can also be made of metal, such as a wire gauze placed on top of a Bunsen burner, used in a safety lamp or spark arrestor, or used as a fence.
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