forcepslike
adjective see forceps

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  • forcepslike — adjective Resembling a forceps …   Wiktionary

  • forcepslike — for·ceps·like …   English syllables

  • forcepslike — psˌlīk adjective : resembling a forceps especially in having two opposable processes …   Useful english dictionary

  • forceps — forcepslike, adj. forcipial /fawr sip ee euhl/, adj. /fawr seuhps, seps/, n., pl. forceps, forcipes / seuh peez /. 1. an instrument, as pincers or tongs, for seizing and holding objects, as in surgical operations. 2. Anat., Zool. a part or… …   Universalium

  • cephalotribe — Forcepslike instrument, with strong blades and a screw handle, formerly used to crush the fetal head in cases of dystocia. [G. tribo, to rub, bruise] …   Medical dictionary

  • Pedicellaria — Ped i*cel*la ri*a, n.; pl. {Pedicellari[ae]}. [NL. See {Pedicel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar forcepslike organ which occurs in large numbers upon starfishes and echini. Those of starfishes have two movable jaws, or blades, and are usually nearly, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedicellariae — Pedicellaria Ped i*cel*la ri*a, n.; pl. {Pedicellari[ae]}. [NL. See {Pedicel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar forcepslike organ which occurs in large numbers upon starfishes and echini. Those of starfishes have two movable jaws, or blades, and are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forceps — noun (plural forceps) Etymology: Latin, tongs, perhaps from formus warm + capere to take more at therm, heave Date: 1634 an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon objects especially for delicate operations (as by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blister beetle — any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin. [1810 20] * * * Any of approximately 2,000 species of beetles (family Meloidae) that secrete an irritating substance, cantharidin,… …   Universalium

  • gar — gar1 /gahr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gars. 1. Also called garfish, garpike. any predaceous freshwater fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America, covered with hard, diamond shaped… …   Universalium

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