needle-holder

nee·dle-hold·er

, needle-carrierneedle-driver (nē'dĕl-hōld'ĕr),
A hand-held instrument for grasping a needle in suturing.
Synonym(s): needle forceps
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nee·dle-hold·er

, needle-carrier , needle-driver (nē'dĕl hōl'dĕr, kar'ē-ĕr, drī'vĕr)
An instrument for grasping a needle in suturing.
Synonym(s): needle forceps.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In the new procedure, a needle-holder, said to resemble a pair of scissors and normally used by doctors to hold the needle during suturing, is used to slowly pull the zipper apart.