\fˈɔːsɛps], \fˈɔːsɛps], \f_ˈɔː_s_ɛ_p_s]\
Definitions of FORCEPS
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
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An instrument, for removing bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers. (F.) Pince, Pincette. There are various kinds of forceps, 1. The ordinary kind, contained in every dressing-case, for removing lint, &c. from wounds or ulcers. (F.) Pince a pansement ou a anneaux. 2. Dissecting or Ligature or Arterial Forceps, (F.) Pince a dissection, P. a ligature, to lay hold of delicate parts. 3. Polypus Forceps, Tooth Forceps, Forceps of Museux for laying hold of the tonsils or other parts to be removed. 4., The Bullet Forceps, Strombulcus, (F.) Tireballe. 5. The Lithotomy Forceps, Litholabon, Lithagogum, Tenacula, Volsella, which resembles the Craniotomy Forceps, (F.) Tenettes. 6. The Cataract Forceps, (F.) Pince a Cataracte, resembling the dissecting forceps, but much finer. 7. The Pince a gaine, the branches of which can be brought together, and retained by a movable sheath. Forceps is also an instrument used by obstetrical practitioners to embrace the head, and bring it through the pelvis. It consists of two branches, blades or levers; one of which, in the case of the short forceps, is passed over the ear of the child, and the other opposite the former, so that the blades may lock. When the head is securely included between the blades, the operation of extraction can be commenced. See Parturition.
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