Definitions

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  • n. A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used as a substitute for the leech.

Etymologies

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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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  • Wow, I think you blinded me with that list. ;-)

    October 11, 2007

  • "Science", eh?

    October 11, 2007

  • I think the scarificator part sounds worse.

    October 11, 2007

  • It's science!

    October 11, 2007

  • Wow.

    October 11, 2007

  • a mechanical leech, for the purpose of leeching blood

    October 11, 2007