blunt probe

a probe with a blunt end.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • probe — ► NOUN 1) a blunt ended surgical instrument for exploring a wound or part of the body. 2) a small measuring or testing device, especially an electrode. 3) an investigation. 4) (also space probe) an unmanned exploratory spacecraft. ► VERB 1)… …   English terms dictionary

  • probe — [prōb] n. [LL proba, proof (in ML, examination) < L probare, to test, prove < probus, good, proper < IE * probhwos (> Sans prabhúḥ, outstanding) < base * pro, forward + * bhū, to grow > BE] 1. a slender, blunt surgical… …   English World dictionary

  • probe — noun. The meaning that has come to the fore in recent usage, especially in the language of newspapers, is the one given first in the current (2006) edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary as ‘an investigation into a crime or other matter’. Its… …   Modern English usage

  • Probe — (1) In surgery, a probe is a slender flexible rod with a blunt end used to explore, for example, an opening to see where it goes. (2) In molecular genetics, a probe is a labeled bit of DNA or RNA used to find its complementary sequence or locate… …   Medical dictionary

  • probe — n. 1) a thin rod of pliable metal, such as silver, with a blunt swollen end. The instrument is used for exploring cavities, wounds, fistulae, and sinus channels. 2) (dental probe) a hand instrument designed for specific exploratory examination… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • probe — n. & v. n. 1 a penetrating investigation. 2 any small device, esp. an electrode, for measuring, testing, etc. 3 a blunt ended surgical instrument usu. of metal for exploring a wound etc. 4 (in full space probe) an unmanned exploratory spacecraft… …   Useful english dictionary

  • probe — noun 1》 a blunt ended surgical instrument for exploring a wound or part of the body.     ↘a small measuring or testing device, especially an electrode. 2》 an investigation into a crime or other matter. 3》 (also space probe) an unmanned… …   English new terms dictionary

  • probe —    (of a male)    to copulate with    But not with a blunt ended exploratory surgical instrument:     Says Barbara frankly, I was probed. That s true, says Howard. At the purely external level you got screwed. (Bradbury, 1975) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Medical analysis of circumcision — Numerous medical studies have examined the effects of male circumcision with mixed opinions regarding the benefits and risks of the procedure. Opponents of circumcision say it is medically unnecessary, is unethical when performed on newborns, is… …   Wikipedia

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