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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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forceps

[ˈfɔːrsɪps] nplforceps m
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forceps

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

[ˈfɔːsɛps] nplforcipe msg
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forceps

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

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

n (pl -ceps) (obst, surg) fórceps m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Results showed age differences in FA in forceps major, forceps minor, bilateral inferior fronto-occipital (IFO) Fasciculus, and right inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF), the young adults showing significantly more FA in these regions than the older adults.
A similar relation was observed for iSD in the simple task and FA in the forceps minor (r = -.50, P < .01) and between iSD in spatial working memory and FA in bilateral IFO (r = -.45, P < .05 and r = -.46, P < .05).
When presenting a significant age difference, FA was higher in young adults; this was the case for forceps major and forceps minor, the bilateral inferior fronto-occipital fasciculi (IFO), as well as the right inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF), and the overall mean.