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plomb

[pluhm]
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noun Surgery.
  1. any inert material inserted into a body cavity for therapeutic purposes.

Origin of plomb

First recorded in 1900–05; variant of plumb
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Examples from the Web for plomb

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  • Molly sounded as if these people had the plomb of position and conscious breeding.

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper


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