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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.
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/all/gauze_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/all/gauze_sponge. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Sponge. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/all/gauze_sponge
Sponge [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734231/all/gauze_sponge.
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