Écraseur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Écraseur (Surg) An instrument intended to replace the knife in many operations, the parts operated on being severed by the crushing effect produced by the gradual tightening of a steel chain, so that hemorrhage rarely follows.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ecraseur ā-kra-zėr (surg.) an instrument for removing tumours.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. écraser, to crush
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.