forceps


for·ceps

noun \ˈfr-səps, -ˌseps\

: a medical tool that is used for grasping or holding things

plural forceps

Full Definition of FORCEPS

:  an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon objects especially for delicate operations (as by jewelers or surgeons)
for·ceps·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin of FORCEPS

Latin, tongs, perhaps from formus warm + capere to take — more at therm, heave
First Known Use: 1634

Rhymes with FORCEPS

for·ceps

noun \ˈfr-səps, -ˌseps\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural forceps

Medical Definition of FORCEPS

: an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon objects especially for delicate operations (as by surgeons, obstetricians, or dentists)

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