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rongeur

 [ron-zher´] (Fr.)
a forcepslike instrument for cutting tough tissue, particularly bone.
Rongeur. From Dorland's, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ron·geur

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

Surgery A forceps-like instrument used to cut indurated tissue–eg, bone. See Intervertebral rongeur.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong, biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This surgery traditionally requires the use of scissors, bone rongeurs, and coagulation instruments.
A variety of high-speed drills and bone rongeurs were used followed by removal of cartilaginous endplates and the posterior longitudinal ligament.