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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A slender sharp-pointed hook attached to a handle and used mainly in surgery for seizing and holding parts.

Usage examples (17)
  • It is now that the double tenaculum (Fig. 61) is applied.
  • Catch: in Collembola, = tenaculum, q.v. Catenate: with longitudinal connected elevations like links in a chain.
  • In like manner as is the tenaculum, the silk is attached to one edge of the wound, carried under the limb, and firmly secured to the other.
  • Any small portions of cartilage remaining after this are sought for with the finger, and carefully removed by means of a scalpel and a tenaculum. for more
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