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sanitary napkin

a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow.
Also called sanitary pad.
Origin of sanitary napkin
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sanitary napkin
  • The sanitary napkin dispenser protrudes into the path of travel.
  • sanitary napkin receptacles shall be emptied, cleaned, disinfected and provided a new liner daily.
  • The sanitary napkin disposal unit in the accessible stall is mounted above the side grab bar, impeding the usability of the bar.
  • The belt was buckled and the zipper was partially zipped and a slightly soiled sanitary napkin was present.
British Dictionary definitions for sanitary napkin

sanitary towel

an absorbent pad worn externally by women during menstruation to absorb the menstrual flow
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sanitary napkin in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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