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.
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.