Probang

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Probang A slender elastic rod, as of whalebone, with a sponge on the end, for removing obstructions from the esophagus, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n probang In surgery, a long and slender elastic rod of whalebone, with a piece of sponge attached to one end, or other similar instrument, for introduction into the esophagus or larynx, as for the application of remedies or the removal of foreign bodies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Probang prō′bang an instrument for pushing obstructions down the œsophagus of a choking animal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Probe

Usage

In literature:

Should our efforts entirely fail, we must then endeavor to force the obstruction downward by means of the probang.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
He covered a probang with the skin of a small eel, or the gut of a lamb or cat.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
In such event we must resort to the use of the probang.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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