a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow.
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Origin of sanitary napkin
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
Also called sanitary pad.
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Medicine definitions for sanitary napkin
A disposable pad of absorbent material worn to absorb menstrual flow.
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