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forceps

1. 
a. a surgical instrument in the form of a pair of pincers, used esp in the delivery of babies
b. (as modifier): a forceps baby
2. any part or structure of an organism shaped like a forceps

Forceps

 

a medical instrument for seizing and holding tissues and such objects as bandages; they consist of two blades joined by a spring-loaded hinge. Forceps are classified according to their use and according to the shape of their tips; for example, dressing forceps, anatomical forceps, and alligator forceps are distinguished.

forceps

[′fȯr·səps]
(design engineering)
A pincerlike instrument for grasping objects.
(invertebrate zoology)
A pair of curved, hard, movable appendages at the end of the abdomen of certain insects, for example, the earwig.
(medicine)
A device with two blades or limbs opposite each other which is operated by handles or by direct force on the blades; used in surgery to grasp, compress, and hold tissue, a body part, or surgical substances.
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7, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --Access Report: Global Biopsy Forceps Industry Analysis Report 2015
But last February it was discovered that a set of forceps - which looked like a pair of household tweezers - had gone missing during a routine abdominal operation.
The grasping forceps is passed through the working channel of the flexible cystoscope and the tip of the urodynamic catheter is grasped with the grasping forceps (Fig.
The child, named only as Daniel, was born by emergency C-section after an attempted forceps delivery at Holles Street hospital.
The use of forceps in vaginal births dropped by a third, from 14% in 1997 to 10% in 2008.
A HEARTBROKEN couple told yesterday how their newborn girl died after medics used controversial forceps to deliver her.
A WEST Midland hospital trust has issued an unreserved apology after a 7in (18cm) set of forceps was left inside a patient following a routine operation.
He was lying in an unusual position in his mother's womb and while a doctor struggled to deliver him with forceps, the boy suffered a fractured skull and brain damage.
The Safeceps, designed by a University of Wales Institute Cardiff company, bring the traditional forceps into the 21st century.
The inferior choanal portion and the pedicle were removed transnasally with a grasping cup forceps.
An anal sphincter tear was also more likely to occur in women who had an episiotomy or a forceps assisted birth than women who did not receive these procedures.
We read with interest the article published by Dr Kaiser and colleagues (1) on the comparison of progressive dilatational vs forceps dilatational percutaneous tracheostomy.