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Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpad\

Medical Definition of PAD

:  a usually square or rectangular piece of often folded typically absorbent material (as gauze) fixed in place over some part of the body as a dressing or other protective covering
:  a part of the body or of an appendage that resembles or is suggestive of a cushion :  a thick fleshy resilient part: as a :  the sole of the foot or underside of the toes of an animal (as a dog) that is typically thickened so as to form a cushion b :  the underside of the extremities of the fingers; especially :  the ball of the thumb
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