[ tam-puh-neyd ]

  1. Medicine/Medical. the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage.

  2. Also called cardiac tamponade, heart tamponade. Pathology. a condition in which the heart is compressed because of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardium.

Origin of tamponade

First recorded in 1885–90; tampon + -ade1
  • Also tam·pon·age [tam-puh-nij]. /ˈtæm pə nɪdʒ/.

Words Nearby tamponade

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