- a strongly constructed instrument with a sharp-edged, scoop-shaped tip, used for gouging out bone.
Origin of rongeur
Examples from the Web for rongeur
Historical Examples of rongeur
The barghest has a kinsman in the Rongeur d'Os of Norman folklore.
A probe is then passed into the ostium, and the anterior wall of the sinus is removed with a curette or rongeur forceps.
The jagged ends of the fifth rib were cleaned with a rongeur; approximately 200 cc.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- A heavy-duty forceps for removing small pieces of bone.