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rongeur

[rohn-zhur; French rawn-zhœr] /roʊnˈʒɜr; French rɔ̃ˈʒœr/
noun, plural rongeurs
[rohn-zhurz; French rawn-zhœr] /roʊnˈʒɜrz; French rɔ̃ˈʒœr/ (Show IPA).
Surgery
1.
a strongly constructed instrument with a sharp-edged, scoop-shaped tip, used for gouging out bone.
Origin
1880-1885
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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