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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

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.

tampon

[′tam‚pän]
(medicine)
A plug of absorbent material, such as cotton or sponge, inserted into a cavity as packing.
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In 2015, 320,000 people signed apetition on Change.org to scrap the Tampon Tax, and in March 2016, Parliament accepted an amendment proposed by Labour MP Paula Sherriff that would end Tampon Tax once and for all in the UK.
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Caption: A tampon half-coated with laundry detergent glows under UV light.
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