tenaculum

noun te·nac·u·lum \ tə-ˈna-kyə-ləm \

Definition of tenaculum

plural tenacula play \-lə\ or tenaculums
1 : a slender sharp-pointed hook attached to a handle and used mainly in surgery for seizing and holding parts (such as arteries)
2 : an adhesive animal structure

Origin and Etymology of tenaculum

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


Medical Dictionary

tenaculum

noun te·nac·u·lum \ tə-ˈnak-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of tenaculum

plural tenacula play \-ˌlə\ or tenaculums
: 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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