sanitary napkin


a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow.

Origin of sanitary napkin

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
Also called sanitary pad. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sanitary napkin

sanitary napkin


A disposable pad of absorbent material worn to absorb menstrual flow.
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