Origin of probangaltered (infl. by probe) from earlier provang from uncertain or unknown; perhaps obsolete provet, probe
Origin of probangAlteration (probably influenced by probe ) of earlier provang perhaps from alteration of obsolete provet surgical probe from French éprouvette from éprouver to test, try out from Old French esprover es- out ( from Latin ex- ex- ) prover to prove ; see prove .
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