probang

[proh-bang]
noun Surgery.
a long, slender, elastic rod with a sponge, ball, or the like, at the end, to be introduced into the esophagus or larynx, as for removing foreign bodies, or for introducing medication.

Origin:
1650–60; alteration (by association with probe) of provang, unexplained coinage of the inventor

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probang (ˈprəʊbæŋ)
 
n
surgery a long flexible rod, often with a small sponge at one end, for inserting into the oesophagus, as to apply medication
 
[C17: variant, apparently by association with probe, of provang, name coined by W. Rumsey (1584--1660), Welsh judge, its inventor; of unknown origin]

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probang pro·bang (prō'bāng')
n.
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used chiefly to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.

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All inoculated and in contact animals were regularly sampled including probang sampling.
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