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bedpan

[ bed-pan ]
/ ˈbɛdˌpæn /
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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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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