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forceps

 [for´seps] (L.)
a two-bladed instrument with a handle, used for compressing or grasping tissues in surgical operations, handling sterile dressings, and other purposes.
alligator forceps a grasping forceps with a scissorlike handle and blades opening in a vertical plane similar to the jaws of an alligator.
bayonet forceps a forceps whose blades are offset from the axis of the handle.
capsule forceps a forceps for removing the lens capsule in cataract.
Chamberlen forceps the original form of obstetric forceps, invented in the sixteenth century.
clamp forceps a forceps-like clamp with an automatic lock, for compressing arteries or other structures.
dressing forceps forceps with scissor-like handles for grasping lint, drainage tubes, etc., in dressing wounds.
Magill forceps forceps used to introduce an endotracheal tube into the trachea during nasotracheal intubation.
obstetric forceps forceps for extracting the fetal head from the maternal passages.
Obstetric forceps and their application. From McKinney et al., 2000.
rongeur forceps a forceps designed for use in cutting bone.
thumb forceps a forceps with serrated blades and with or without teeth.
tissue forceps a forceps without teeth or with one or more small teeth at the end of each blade, designed for handling tissues with minimal trauma during surgery.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·li·ga·tor for·ceps

a long forceps with a small hinged jaw on the end.
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alligator forceps

(ăl′ĭ-gā′tər)
n.
Long forceps with a small hinged jaw on the end.
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Strong toothed forceps with a double clamp, used to retrieve stents and stones and in orthopaedic surgery
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alligator forceps

Alligators Surgery A type of forceps with sharp teeth
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

al·li·ga·tor for·ceps

(al'i-gā-tŏr fōr'seps)
A long forceps with a small hinged jaw on the end.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Seeing a dumbbell-shaped ear mold fragment straddling the facial ridge and closely abutting the underlying mastoid bowel (figure, B), the physicians carefully turned it over, en bloc, in an anterior-to-posterior direction using a micro alligator forceps. The whole course of treatment was uneventful, with no mucosal injury, vestibulocochlear complaints, or neurologic deficit (figure, C).
Multiple attempts to grasp the needle using long alligator forceps (1050 cm; Olympus) were unsuccessful because of the smooth surface of the needle.
* a myringotomy set that includes ear speculums, a #15 myringotomy blade and handle, and alligator forceps;
This can easily be avoided with a small myringotomy and removal of the tube with an alligator forceps. The tympanic membrane usually will heal without further intervention.
Next, the anterior canal bone was removed with the otologic drill, and a sickle knife and alligator forceps were used to excise the tympanic membrane (figure 2, B).