Meaning of BOUGIE
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
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\Bou*gie"\, n. [F. bougie wax candle, bougie, fr. Bougie,
Bugia, a town of North Africa, from which these candles were
first imported into Europe.]
1. (Surg.) A long, flexible instrument, that is
Note: introduced into the urethra, esophagus, etc., to remove
obstructions, or for the other purposes. It was
originally made of waxed linen rolled into cylindrical
2. (Pharm.) A long slender rod consisting of gelatin or some
other substance that melts at the temperature of the body.
It is impregnated with medicine, and designed for
introduction into urethra, etc.
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