[ rohn-zhur; French rawn-zhœr ]

noun,plural ron·geurs [rohn-zhurz; French rawn-zhœr]. /roʊnˈʒɜrz; French rɔ̃ˈʒœr/. Surgery.
  1. a strongly constructed instrument with a sharp-edged, scoop-shaped tip, used for gouging out bone.

Origin of rongeur

1880–85; <French: literally, gnawer

Words Nearby rongeur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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