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écraseur

/ (ˌeɪkrɑːˈzɜː) /
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noun

a surgical device consisting of a heavy wire loop placed around a part to be removed and tightened until it cuts through

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Word Origin for écraseur

C19: from French, from écraser to crush

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Medical definitions for écraseur

écraseur
[ ā-krä-zœr ]

n.

A surgical snare, especially one of great strength for cutting through the base or pedicle of a tumor.
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