Dressing forceps
Forceps For"ceps, n. [L. forceps, -cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. {Furnace}.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See {Earwig}. [1913 Webster]

{Dressing forceps}. See under {Dressing}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dressing forceps — Dressing Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dressing forceps — a thumb forceps with a blunt end and serrated teeth, used to apply and remove dressings and to handle items in surgical wounds …   Medical dictionary

  • Dressing — Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land. When it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing case — Dressing Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing gown — Dressing Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing room — Dressing Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forceps — For ceps, n. [L. forceps, cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. {Furnace}.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forceps — Plastic forceps are intended to be disposable. Forceps or forcipes are a handheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. Forceps are used when fingers are too large to grasp small objects or when many objects need to be held at …   Wikipedia

  • Forceps — An instrument with two blades and a handle used for handling, grasping, or compressing. Many types of forceps are employed in medicine, including the alligator forceps (an angled instrument with jaws at the end), tissue forceps (a form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Top-dressing — Dressing Dress ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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