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(spŏnj)

[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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