angiotribe

angiotribe

An obsolete term for a type of forceps with a screw mechanism, formerly used to control haemorrhage from a blood vessel.

angiotribe

(an′jē-ŏ-trīb″) [ angio- + Gr. tribein, to crush]
A forceps designed for application of a strong, crushing force to a tissue containing an artery. It was used in the distant past to control bleeding.
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