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bougie

Pronunciation: bū-zhē′

Definition: A cylindric instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus; sometimes containing a medication for local application.

[Fr. candle]

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