Meaning of alphonsine in English:

alphonsine

noun

(also Alphonsine)
historical, rare Surgery
  • A kind of three-pronged forceps used especially for the extraction of bullets.

Pronunciation

alphonsine

/alˈfɒnsiːn/ /alˈfɒnsɪn/

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From the name of AlfonsoFerri, Italian surgeon + -ine, after French Alphonsin.