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tampon

a plug of lint, cotton wool, cotton, etc., inserted into an open wound or body cavity to stop the flow of blood, absorb secretions, etc., esp one inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tampon

 

a strip or plug of sterile gauze inserted in a wound or body cavity to restrain hemorrhage or to absorb secretions from a wound. Tampons are kept in place for a period of time corresponding to the purpose for which they are used.

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tampon

[′tam‚pän]
(medicine)
A plug of absorbent material, such as cotton or sponge, inserted into a cavity as packing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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