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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.
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