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Definitions of tampon:

Mass of cotton usually medicated; much used in uterine diseases.

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.

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A genus of Mastigophora, or flagellated protozoans, the members of which are of wavy or twisted thread- like form, with an undulating membrane; many are parasitic in the blood of vertebrates; also written Spirochaete. The genus was formerly, and still is by some bacteriologists, included under the Schizomycetes in the family Spirillaceae. ...