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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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In the present case the leech was removed successfully in full from the right nostril making use of a curved artery forceps.
Unhooking a fish carefully with the use of artery forceps instead of digging with your fingers is also vital to the salmon's wellbeing.
If you gently put your fingers inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth, the pike will open its mouth wide so you can take the hooks out with artery forceps.
Always carry a pair of artery forceps for this job rather than try to poke down its throat with your fingers.
Rather than use your fingers, you can get special little tools designed for this relatively simple operation, or alternatively use a pair of artery forceps.
Artery forceps to unhook your fish instead of poking around its mouth with your hands, are a necessity.
The pike will obliging and open its mouth so you can take the hook out with a pair of artery forceps.
Try to carry a pair of artery forceps to unhook your kelt, baggot, or kipper.
Rather than using your fingers, you can get special little tools designed for this relatively simple operation, or you can use a pair of artery forceps.
Unhook your kelt, baggot, or kipper, carefully, preferably with the help of artery forceps.
If you put your fingers gently inside a gill, until you reach the gristly jawbone where there are no teeth, the pike will be obliging and open its mouth wide so you can take the hooks out with a pair of artery forceps.