Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Allis forceps: thumb forceps, Surgical forceps
a straight grasping forceps with serrated jaws, used to forcibly grasp or retract tissues or structures.
a curved forceps with serrated edges, used for grasping tissues. Also called Allis clamp.
Al·lis for·ceps(ăl'is fōr'seps)
A ring-handled tissue forceps with fine teeth on the tips. Also called Allis clamp.
Allis,Oscar Huntington, U.S. surgeon, 1836-1921.
Allis forceps - a straight grasping forceps.
Allis intestinal forceps
Allis Micro-Line pediatric forceps
Allis sign - in fracture of the neck of the femur, the trochanter rides up, relaxing the fascia lata, so that the finger can be sunk deeply between the great trochanter and the iliac crest.