\tˈampɒn], \tˈampɒn], \t_ˈa_m_p_ɒ_n]\
Definitions of TAMPON
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1908 - Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language
- 1900 - A dictionary of medicine and the allied sciences
- 1919 - The concise Oxford dictionary of current English
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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1. A cylinder or ball of cotton-wool, gauze, or other loose substance; employed as a plug in a canal or cavity to restrain hemorrhage, absorb secretions, or maintain a displaced organ, such as the uterus, in position. 2. To insert a tampon, to plug a canal with gauze, cotton-wool, or other substance.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
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By Alexander Duane
By Sir Augustus Henry
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland