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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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A flexible 5F grasping forceps (67161T; Karl Storz) was passed down the instrument channel of the operating sheath to assess the mass.
The doctor, often guided by ultrasound, inserts grasping forceps through the woman's cervix and into the uterus to grab the fetus.
The dissected gallbladder is placed above the right lobe of the liver with the grasping forceps holding it at its neck.
I use the flexible cystoscope and grasping forceps to overcome this problem.
The nodes are removed using the same technique as for pelvic lymphadenectomy, with bipolar forceps used as a grasping forceps and for coagulation of the small blood vessels and unipolar forceps used for cutting and achieving hemostasis for these vessels (Fig.
Endoscopy through a left lateral approach facilitated visualization of the bullet, which was then removed with a pair of flexible grasping forceps.
An attempt to remove the object with grasping forceps only tended to push it posteriorly.
These laparoscopic grasping forceps are available in 5mm diameter/32cm length and 10mm diameter/40cm length.
The bill defines "dismemberment abortion" as "knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child's body in order to cut or rip it off .
The safe and effective removal of airway foreign bodies has benefitted from the development of sophisticated video systems, optic grasping forceps, and semiflexible grasping forceps as well as improvements in anesthesia administration.
Those babies that were dismembered were not protected either-from "clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments [that], slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child's body in order to cut or rip it off.
The inferior choanal portion of the polyp is removed with a grasping forceps transnasally.