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absorbent

 [ab-sorb´ent]
1. able to take in, or suck up and incorporate.
2. a tissue structure involved in absorption.
3. a substance that absorbs or promotes absorption.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bent), Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. Synonym(s): absorptive, bibulous
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, for example, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ab·sor·bent

(ăb-sōr'bĕnt)
1. Having the power to soak up or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material (usually caustic) to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs (e.g., anesthesia equipment).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bĕnt) Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.
Synonym(s): absorptive.
2. Any substance possessing such power.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Sanitary Napkin (4,900,319), Mark Richmond, Lincoln, NE: Patented is an elongated sanitary napkin formed of a single, uniform-thickness layer of soft, absorbent material throughout.
Incontinent Garment With Elasticized Pouch (4,886,512), Kimberly-Clark: This patent is for a disposable absorbent pouched pad with a rectangular shape.
Absorbent Insert For Food Packaging (4,935,282), James River: This patent is for an absorbent insert in a package used to display and cook the food product inside.
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Absorbent Pad For Ostomy Appliance (4,865,594), Thomas Medical: This absorbent pad, combined with an ostomy appliance that collects body fluid secreted from the stoma, is made of a fluid-impermeable means of adhering the pad to the stoma.
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Disposable Absorbent Articles Having A Paper Reinforced Tape Landing: No.
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