Probang meaning

prō'băng'
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.
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A flexible, slender rod tipped with a sponge, tuft, etc., used for clearing or medicating the esophagus or larynx.
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A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.
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A slender elastic rod, as of whalebone, with a sponge on the end, for removing obstructions from the oesophagus, etc.
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Origin of probang

  • Alteration (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 prove
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition