a pare

Paré

[pa-rey]
noun
Ambroise [ahn-brwaz] , 1510–90, French surgeon.
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pare (pɛə)
 
vb
1.  to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
2.  to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
3.  to decrease bit by bit
 
[C13: from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready]
 
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Paré (French pare)
 
n
Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510--90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization

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pare
"to trim by cutting close," c.1320, from O.Fr. parer "arrange, prepare, trim," from L. parare "make ready," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE base *per- "to bring forward, bring forth" (cf. Lith. pariu "to brood," Gk. poris "calf, bull," O.H.G. farro, Ger. Farre "bullock,"
O.E. fearr "bull," Skt. prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1530.
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Paré Pa·ré (pä-rā'), Ambroise. 1517?-1590.

French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.

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