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clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.

clamp

(klamp),
1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure. Compare: forceps.
2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
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BEIRUT: Pro-opposition media continued Wednesday to stress that Abdul-Qader Saleh, the military commander of the rebel Tawhid Brigade, had indeed died of his wounds earlier this week after the militia clamped down on media coverage of his low-key funeral.
Eurozone banks clamped down on lending in the final quarter of 2011, with the European Central Bank reporting a "surge" in lenders toughening the terms on loans and hiking interest rates as the sovereign debt crisis continued to bite.
Said to provide accurate measurement of stroke, an embedded C-Series continuous position sensor located inside the electric, hydraulic or pneumatic actuator of the clamp is said to ensure that a variety of parts can be clamped down in the proper position without sensor readjustment.