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a small hemostat, straight or curved, with or without teeth; used to hold delicate tissue or for hemostasis.
Synonym(s): mosquito forceps
A small, straight or curved hemostatic forceps used to hold delicate tissue or compress a bleeding vessel.
a small hemostatic forceps. See also Halsted's forceps, def. 1.
blood-sucking insect of the genera Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Taeniorhynchus (Mansonia) and Psorophora. Some species are concerned with the transmission of diseases, such as equine encephalomyelitis, filarial nematodes, avian malaria and Rift Valley fever.
pruritic papules and plaques develop on the face of cats with hypersensitivity reactions to mosquito bites.
see halsted mosquito forceps.