rongeur

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rongeur

 [ron-zher´] (Fr.)
a forcepslike instrument for cutting tough tissue, particularly bone.
Rongeur. From Dorland's, 2000.

ron·geur

(rawn-zhĕr'),
A strong, biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

rongeur

/ron·geur/ (raw-zhur´) [Fr.] a forceps-like instrument for cutting tough tissue, particularly bone.

rongeur

Surgery A forceps-like instrument used to cut indurated tissue–eg, bone. See Intervertebral rongeur.

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong, biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

rongeur

[Fr.] an instrument for cutting tissue, particularly bone; also for cracking gross deposits of dental calculus.

bone rongeur
a multijointed, springloaded, plier-like instrument used to break off pieces of bone. The opposing surfaces of the blades have sharp-edged, scooped out surfaces like a curette.