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[Gr. sphongos, spongos, a sponge]

1. An elastic, porous mass forming the internal skeleton of certain marine animals, or a rubber or synthetic substance that resembles a sponge in properties and appearance.
SYN: SEE: spongia
2. An absorbent pad made of gauze and cotton used to absorb fluids and blood in surgery or to dress wounds.
CAUTION: If sponges are used in surgery, they must carry a radioopaque marker to facilitate their identification.

3. Short term for sponge bath.
4. To moisten, clean, cool, or wipe with a sponge.

SPONGE Foam sponge, drapes, and suction wafer

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Sponge." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/0/sponge.
Sponge. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/0/sponge. Accessed July 23, 2019.
Sponge. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/0/sponge
Sponge [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/0/sponge.
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