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sanitary napkin

a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow.
Also called sanitary pad.
Origin of sanitary napkin
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Apply firm, even pressure to the wound with a dressing, clean cloth, or sanitary napkin.

    In Time Of Emergency Department of Defense
sanitary napkin in Medicine

sanitary napkin n.
A disposable pad of absorbent material worn to absorb menstrual flow.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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