[ ĭn′strə-mən-târē-əm, -mĕn- ]

n. pl. in•stru•men•tar•i•a (-ē-ə)

A collection of instruments and other equipment for a surgical operation or for a medical procedure.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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