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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
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Krishnan B et al8 treated twenty five patients with unilateral isolated zygomatic arch fractures by reduction of fractures by using a dental forceps through an upper buccal sulcus approach with pleasant results.
Kunzl discusses the geographical and chronological distribution of different types of dental forceps and touches on the issues of medical specialists in antiquity and the possible existence of female dentists.