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bedpan

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noun bed·pan \ˈbed-ˌpan\

Simple Definition of bedpan

  • : a shallow pan used as a toilet by a person who is too ill to get out of bed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bedpan

  1. :  a shallow vessel used by a bedridden person for urination or defecation


Medical Dictionary

bedpan

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noun bed·pan \ˈbed-ˌpan\

Medical Definition of bedpan

  1. :  a shallow vessel used by a bedridden person for urination or defecation




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