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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies).

Usage examples (37)
  • Some persons use the word forceps for tweezers, but in this book, forceps are instruments for taking out a tooth.
  • The webs may be broken by the insertion of a closed alligator forceps, which is then withdrawn with opened blades.
  • It is not questioned that the forceps was the secret that his ancestors and he himself employed so long and so profitably.
  • As the first grasp of the forceps is the best, it should be well planned beforehand so as to seize the proper part of the intruder. for more
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