dinner pad

[ dĭnər ]


A pad placed over the pit of the stomach before the application of a plaster jacket, and removed after the plaster has hardened, in order to leave space for varying conditions of abdominal distention.

Nearby words

  1. dinner dress,
  2. dinner fork,
  3. dinner jacket,
  4. dinner knife,
  5. dinner lady,
  6. dinner plate,
  7. dinner ring,
  8. dinner service,
  9. dinner table,
  10. dinner theater

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