forcipulate

adjective
for·​cip·​u·​late | \ (ˈ)fȯ(r)¦sipyəˌlāt \

Definition of forcipulate

: like a small forceps usually : being or having stalked pedicellariae made up of a basal ossicle with two articulated blades — see forcipiform, forficiform — compare forficulate

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“Forcipulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forcipulate. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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