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plomb

[pluhm] /plʌm/
noun, Surgery.
1.
any inert material inserted into a body cavity for therapeutic purposes.
Origin of plomb
1900-1905
1900-05; variant of plumb
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  • Molly sounded as if these people had the plomb of position and conscious breeding.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper

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