Definition of alphonsine in English:

alphonsine

(also Alphonsine)

noun

rare, historical
  • A kind of three-pronged forceps used especially for the extraction of bullets.

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.

Pronunciation

alphonsine

/alˈfɒnsiːn//alˈfɒnsɪn/