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An ambe, in anatomy, is a superficial jutting out of a bone.

Ambe is also the name of an old surgical instrument, made famous by Hippocrates, for reducing dislocations of the shoulder, so called because its extremity projects like the prominence of a rock.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "Ambe". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Alguazil - anagram (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al. p. 74. 

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