Kocher's forceps

noun
Koch·​er's forceps | \ ˈkō-kərz- How to pronounce Kocher's forceps (audio) \

Medical Definition of Kocher's forceps

: a strong forceps for controlling bleeding in surgery having serrated blades with interlocking teeth at the tips

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“Kocher's forceps.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Kocher%27s%20forceps. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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