rat-tooth

rat-tooth

pointed projections (teeth) on the tips of some surgical instruments, particularly forceps, which intermesh when brought together, for grasping tissue with a minimum of trauma or crushing.
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Rat-tooth grasping forceps were used to retrieve the dentures; however, the object was unable to be removed.
The dentures were found in the pyloric canal and were grasped into the bag with rat-tooth forceps, then the endoscope was removed.