Probang Definition

prōbăng
noun
A flexible, slender rod tipped with a sponge, tuft, etc., used for clearing or medicating the esophagus or larynx.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Probang

Noun

Singular:
probang
Plural:
probangs

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

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