from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument used as a substitute for the leech.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.
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- noun medicine A cupping glass to which are attached a
scarificatorand an exhausting syringe.
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From the French bdellomètre, from the Ancient Greek βδέλλα (bdella, "leech") + the French -mètre ("-meter"), itself from the Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron, "(something used to) measure").
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