bougie

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noun bou·gie \ˈbü-ˌzhē, -ˌjē\

Definition of bougie

  1. 1 :  a wax candle

  2. 2a :  a tapering cylindrical instrument for introduction into a tubular passage of the bodyb :  suppository

Origin and Etymology of bougie

French, from Bougie, seaport in Algeria


First Known Use: 1732


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bougie

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noun bou·gie \ˈbü-ˌzhē, -ˌjē\

Medical Definition of bougie

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

  2. 2:  suppository

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