Tenaculums
Tenaculum Te*nac"u*lum, n.; pl. L. {Tenacula}; E. {Tenaculums}. [L., a holder, fr. tenere to hold. Cf. {Tenaille}.] (Surg.) An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • tenaculums — n. small hook, type of surgical tool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tenacula — Tenaculum Te*nac u*lum, n.; pl. L. {Tenacula}; E. {Tenaculums}. [L., a holder, fr. tenere to hold. Cf. {Tenaille}.] (Surg.) An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenaculum — Te*nac u*lum, n.; pl. L. {Tenacula}; E. {Tenaculums}. [L., a holder, fr. tenere to hold. Cf. {Tenaille}.] (Surg.) An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenaculum — A surgical clamp designed to hold or grasp tissue during dissection, commonly used to grasp the cervix. [L. a holder, fr. teneo, to hold] tenacula tendinum a tendinous restraining structure, such an extensor or flexor …   Medical dictionary

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