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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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We utilize reusable and disposable bipolar coagulating forceps, as well as reusable instruments with monopolar electrosurgical capability, including dissecting and grasping forceps, scissors, hook, and spatula.
Unsuccessful attempts were also made to remove the mass with grasping forceps, and because the cloacolith was too large to pass through the coprourodeal fold, it was decided to fragment it with a 3-Fr biopsy forceps.
If the foreign body could have been visualised, then grasping forceps may have easily removed the object.
The tooth and associated cyst were delivered in one piece with a 120[degrees] antral grasping forceps (figure 2).
Cox produces disposable cleaning brushes, polypectomy snares, cytology brushes, biopsy forcepts, grasping forceps, retrieval baskets, and a "reposable" accessory BASICS(TM) endoscopy system (which utilizes both reusable and disposable components), all for use in connection with the GI (gastroenterology) tract.
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.