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  • noun A surgical instrument for extracting bullets from wounds: so named in 1552 from its inventor, Alphonso Ferri of Naples.

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  • A surgical instrument for extracting bullets from wounds, so called from its inventor, Alphonsus Ferrier of Naples. It consists of three branches, which close by a ring, and open when it is drawn back.

    January 17, 2009