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Meaning of BOUGIE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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      originally made of waxed linen rolled into cylindrical
      form.

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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