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for·ceps

 (fôr′səps, -sĕps)
n. pl. forceps
1. An instrument resembling a pair of pincers or tongs, used for grasping, manipulating, or extracting, especially such an instrument used by a surgeon.
2. A pincerlike pair of movable appendages at the posterior end of the abdomen in certain insects, such as earwigs.

[Latin, fire tongs, pincers; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

forceps

(ˈfɔːsɪps)
n, pl -ceps or -cipes (-sɪˌpiːz)
1. (Surgery)
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 pincer-like instrument
3. (Anatomy) any part or structure of an organism shaped like a forceps
[C17: from Latin, from formus hot + capere to seize]
ˈforceps-ˌlike adj

for•ceps

(ˈfɔr səps, -sɛps)

n., pl. -ceps, -ci•pes (-səˌpiz)
an instrument, as pincers or tongs, for seizing and holding objects firmly, as in surgical operations.
[1625–35; < Latin: pair of tongs, pincers]
for′ceps•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forceps - an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)forceps - an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
extractor - an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
lion-jaw forceps - a type of forceps
mouse-tooth forceps - a type of forceps
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
مِلْقَط الجَرّاح
lékařské kleště
forcepstang
töng
replės
ķirurģiskās knaibles
lekárske kliešte
forsepspense

forceps

[ˈfɔːseps]
A. NPLfórceps m inv
B. CPD forceps delivery Nparto m con fórceps

forceps

[ˈfɔːrsɪps] nplforceps m

forceps

pl (also pair of forceps)Zange f; forceps deliveryZangengeburt f

forceps

[ˈfɔːsɛps] nplforcipe msg

forceps

(ˈfoːseps) noun plural
a medical instrument used for holding things firmly. a pair of forceps.

for·ceps

n. fórceps, pinza en forma de tenaza que se emplea para sujetar y manipular tejidos o partes del cuerpo.

forceps

n (pl -ceps) (obst, surg) fórceps m