bedpan

[ bed-pan ]
/ ˈbɛdˌpæn /

noun

a shallow toilet pan for use by persons confined to bed.

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Origin of bedpan

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

bedpan
/ (ˈbɛdˌpæn) /

noun

a shallow vessel placed under a bedridden patient to collect faeces and urine
another name for warming pan
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Medical definitions for bedpan

bedpan
[ bĕdpăn′ ]

n.

A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.
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