Definition of stockinet in English:

stockinet

(also stockinette)

noun

  • [mass noun] A soft, loosely knitted stretch fabric, formerly used for making underwear and now used for cleaning, wrapping, or bandaging.

    • ‘Use stockinettes, gauze wrap, or any other similar type of wrap instead of tape to secure dressings and drains.’
    • ‘Rolled stockinette should be placed around the patient's extremity before applying an elastic bandage.’
    • ‘A tubular stockinette with low-density foam or one-quarter inch felt is applied over the tibial crest and malleoli, and around the metarsal heads with one layer of synthetic padding.’
    • ‘A stockinette can be used to elevate the arm and stabilize the wound.’
    • ‘Hanging in the back porch are the sensory results - smoked ham, bacon and Polish sausage, all covered in stockinette, cheese cloth or muslin.’
    • ‘All monitoring devices (eg, cords, tubes, pulse oximetry, blood pressure cuff, electrocardiogram wires) are wrapped in stockinette or cotton webbing and secured with tape if no latex-free products are available.’
    • ‘Bivalve the cast including all layers of cotton, stockinet, etc. and wrap with ACE wrap.’
    • ‘Team members spend extra time during draping to ensure each step of the procedure will not be hampered or limited by awkward placement of the drapes, stockinet, suction tip and tubing, and the ESU pencil.’
    • ‘Use wraps, such as stockinette or soft gauze, to protect areas of skin where the risk of tearing is high.’
    • ‘Or use stockinette, gauze wrap, or any other similar type of wrap instead of tape to secure dressings and drains.’

Origin

Late 18th century: probably an alteration of stocking-net.

Pronunciation

stockinet

/stɒkɪˈnɛt/