écraseur

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écraseur

(ˌeɪkrɑːˈzɜː)
n
(Surgery) a surgical device consisting of a heavy wire loop placed around a part to be removed and tightened until it cuts through
[C19: from French, from écraser to crush]
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It was then stigmatised as a 'mouvante fabrique de catastrophes' or as 'un ecraseur, un broyeur, un concasseur, un laminoir'.
Ecraseur, a veterinary surgical tool used to remove ovaries in large animals; sometimes used to castrate horses or bulls.
Anticipating the May 68 slogan 'Sous les paves la plage', Crevel observes that 'en depit du gres ecraseur de sol, une corolle jaune rappelle la vraie terre douce a fouler' (B, p.