arterial forceps

ar·te·ri·al for·ceps

a locking forceps with sloping blades for grasping the end of a blood vessel until a ligature is applied.

arterial forceps

n.
Locking forceps with sloping blades for grasping the end of a blood vessel until a ligature is applied.

ar·te·ri·al for·ceps

(ahr-tēr'ē-ăl fōr'seps)
A locking forceps with sloping blades for grasping the end of a blood vessel until a ligature is applied.
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He devised the ratchet arterial forceps that were later modified by Spencer Wells.
The words 'trust' and 'slugs', of course, only go together in the sentence, 'you can trust slugs to eat your seedlings.' Over the years we've tried everything from hand-picking the slimy offenders with a pair of arterial forceps (Firstborn was trained to do this at an early age) to putting out pots of home-brew to give them a slow but contented death.
'The Man-in-Charge' used to wage nightly slug war, with a pair of arterial forceps in one hand and a pot of ASDA brew-your-own beer in the other'