tenaculum


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tenaculum

 [tĕ-nak´u-lum]
a sharp hooklike surgical instrument with two or more prongs, used for grasping and holding tissues or a part.
Tenaculum. From Dorland's, 2000.

te·nac·u·lum

, pl.

te·nac·u·la

(tĕ-nak'yū-lŭm, -lă),
A surgical clamp designed to hold or grasp tissue during dissection, commonly used to grasp the cervix.
[L. a holder, fr. teneo, to hold]

tenaculum

/te·nac·u·lum/ (tĕ-nak´u-lum) a hooklike surgical instrument for grasping and holding parts.

tenaculum

(tə-năk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. tenacu·la (-lə)
A long-handled, slender, hooked instrument for lifting and holding parts, such as blood vessels, during surgery.

tenaculum

[tənak′yələm] pl. tenacula
Etymology: L, holder
a clip or clamp with long handles used to grasp, immobilize, and hold an organ or a piece of tissue. Kinds of tenacula include the abdominal tenaculum, which has long arms and small hooks; the forceps tenaculum, which has long hooks and is used in gynecological surgery; and the uterine or cervical tenaculum, which has short hooks or open, eye-shaped clamps used to hold the cervix.

tenaculum

Anatomy
A fibrotendinous component of a flexor or extensor retinaculum.
 
Surgery
A thin, hooked clamp used to retract tissues away from an operative field, or to grasp tissue to hold it in place.

tenaculum

Surgical anatomy A fibrotendinous component of a flexor or extensor retinaculum Surgery A thin hooked clamp used to retract tissues away from an operative field

te·nac·u·lum

, pl. tenacula (tĕ-nak'yū-lŭm, -lă)
A surgical clamp designed to hold or grasp tissue during dissection.
[L. a holder, fr. teneo, to hold]

tenaculum

a hooklike surgical instrument for grasping and holding parts.
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