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tenaculum

noun te·nac·u·lum \tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm\
plural te·nac·u·la\-lə\ or te·nac·u·lums

Definition of TENACULUM

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

noun te·nac·u·lum \tə-ˈnak-yə-ləm\
plural te·nac·u·la \-ˌlə\ or te·nac·u·lums

Medical Definition of TENACULUM

:  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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