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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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Majoko and Gardener [3] state: 'The majority of women have spontaneous vaginal births, but some women need assistance in the second stage with delivery of the baby, using either the obstetric forceps or ventouse extraction.
The company, which already has an order book worth [pounds sterling]500,000, designs single-use disposable medical devices including obstetric forceps and laparoscopic instruments and its projected sales for 2017, based on a growing forward order book, are [pounds sterling]3.5m.