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snare

 [snār]
a wire loop for removing polyps and other pedunculated growths by cutting them off at the base.

snare

(snār),
An instrument for removing polyps and other projections from a surface, especially within a cavity; it consists of a wire loop passed around the base of the tumor and gradually tightened.
[A.S. snear, a cord]

snare

(snār) a wire loop for removing polyps and tumors by encircling them at the base and closing the loop.

snare

(snâr)
n.
A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.

snar′er n.

snare

[sner]
Etymology: AS, sneare, noose
a device designed for holding a wire noose, used in removing small stalklike growths. The operator tightens the wire around the stalk (peduncle), thus removing the growth.

snare

Surgery A looped device used to snag a polyp or other small and/or pedunculated structures from sites of difficult access

snare

(snār)
An instrument for removing polyps and other projections from a surface, especially within a cavity; it consists of a wire loop passed around the base of the tumor and gradually tightened.
[A.S. snear, a cord]

snare

an entrapping loop.

cable snare
see hog holder.
obstetrical snare
a looped cord for slipping over the head of a fetus to provide traction on the neck. Applied over the nape and through the mouth, not around the neck.
pig snare
see hog holder.
surgical snare
a wire loop for removing polyps and other pedunculated growths by cutting them off at the base.
References in classic literature ?
There is nothing ill in it, sir," said the king, "except that the general accuses me of having laid a snare for him, which is not the case.
As for their common design, that I understood too well to be drawn into any more snares of that kind.
After having shown the public spirit of this praiseworthy little animal as a member of a community, and his amiable and exemplary conduct as the father of a family, we grieve to record the perils with which he is environed, and the snares set for him and his painstaking household.
Specially in case of laws penal, they ought to have care, that that which was meant for terror, be not turned into rigor; and that they bring not upon the people, that shower whereof the Scripture speaketh, Pluet super eos laqueos; for penal laws pressed, are a shower of snares upon the people.
It is good that man should accept at face value the cheats of sense and snares of flesh and through the fogs of sentiency pursue the lures and lies of passion.
Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young and thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with branches and flowers?
Lastly, I have endeavoured strongly to inculcate, that virtue and innocence can scarce ever be injured but by indiscretion; and that it is this alone which often betrays them into the snares that deceit and villainy spread for them.
Destroyers, are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them.
Vronsky appreciated this desire not only to please, but to serve him, which had become the sole aim of her existence, but at the same time he wearied of the loving snares in which she tried to hold him fast.
The snare had cut through the skin and flesh on his leg, cutting down to the bone.
e illegal use of traps and snares can lead to prosecution and has recently resulted in heavy -nes being handed out.
When the member of the public first saw the dog they thought he was just sat there, but when they got closer they realised he was tethered in a fox snare which was on a runner," she said.