bedpan

[bed-pan]
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Origin of bedpan

First recorded in 1575–85; bed + pan1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedpan

bedpan

noun
  1. a shallow vessel placed under a bedridden patient to collect faeces and urine
  2. another name for warming pan
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Word Origin and History for bedpan
n.

also bed-pan, 1580s, from bed (n.) + pan (n.).

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bedpan in Medicine

bedpan

[bĕdpăn′]
n.
  1. A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.
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