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tenaculum

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noun te·nac·u·lum \tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm\

Definition of tenaculum

plural tenaculaplay \-lə\ or tenaculums

  1. 1 :  a slender sharp-pointed hook attached to a handle and used mainly in surgery for seizing and holding parts (as arteries)

  2. 2 :  an adhesive animal structure



Origin of tenaculum

New Latin, from Late Latin, instrument for holding, from Latin tenēre


First Known Use: circa 1693


Medical Dictionary

tenaculum

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noun te·nac·u·lum \tə-ˈnak-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of tenaculum

plural tenacula \-ˌlə\play or tenaculums

  1. :  a slender sharp-pointed hook attached to a handle and used mainly in surgery for seizing and holding parts (as arteries)




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