- - obstetrical b. a supporting garment covering the abdomen from the ribs to the trochanters, tightly pinned at the back, affording support after childbirth or, rarely, during childbirth.- T-b. two strips of cloth at right angles; used for retaining a dressing, as on the perineum. SYN: T-bandage.
* * *bind·er 'bīn-dər n1) a broad bandage applied (as about the chest or abdomen) for support <a breast \binder> <an obstetrical \binder>2) a substance (as glucose or acacia) used in pharmacy to hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet
* * *n.a bandage that is wound around a part of the body, usually the abdomen, to apply pressure or to give support or protection.
* * *bind·er (bīndґər) 1. an abdominal girdle or bandage, especially one applied after childbirth to support the relaxed abdominal walls. 2. a substance that attaches to another, such as to facilitate its removal from the body; see bind (def. 2).
Medical dictionary. 2011.