rongeur

rongeur

[rohn-zhur; French rawn-zhœr]
noun, plural rongeurs [rohn-zhurz; French rawn-zhœr] . Surgery.
a strongly constructed instrument with a sharp-edged, scoop-shaped tip, used for gouging out bone.

Origin:
1880–85; < French: literally, gnawer

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rongeur ron·geur (rôn-zhɶr', rôɴ-)
n.
A heavy-duty forceps for removing small pieces of bone.

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