bougie

noun bou·gie \ ˈbü-ˌzhē , -ˌjē \

Definition of bougie

1 : a wax candle
2 a : a tapering cylindrical instrument for introduction into a tubular passage of the body

Origin and Etymology of bougie

French, from Bougie, seaport in Algeria


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bougie

noun bou·gie \ ˈbü-ˌzhē , -ˌjē \

medical Definition of bougie

1 : a tapering cylindrical instrument for introduction into a tubular passage of the body

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