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Forceps   /fˈɔrsɛps/   Listen

(pl. forceps, forcipes)
An extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies).

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... before the small station was a statue, which after questioning a number of people without result, I at length found to be that of Jean Palfyn who, my informant assured me, was the inventor of the forceps, and expressed surprise that I should be so interested in statuary as to care "who it was." He asked me if I was not English and when I answered that I was an American, looked somewhat dazed, much as if I had said "New Zealander" or "Kamschatkan," and was about to ask me some further ...
— Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders • George Wharton Edwards

Words linked to "Forceps" :   plural form, mouse-tooth forceps, plural, lion-jaw forceps, forceps delivery, extractor

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