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snare

 [snār]
a wire loop for removing polyps and other pedunculated growths by cutting them off at the base.

snare

(snār),
An instrument for removing polyps and other projections from a surface, especially within a cavity; it consists of a wire loop passed around the base of the tumor and gradually tightened.
[A.S. snear, a cord]

snare

(snâr)
n.
A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.

snar′er n.

snare

Surgery A looped device used to snag a polyp or other small and/or pedunculated structures from sites of difficult access

snare

(snār)
An instrument for removing polyps and other projections from a surface, especially within a cavity; it consists of a wire loop passed around the base of the tumor and gradually tightened.
[A.S. snear, a cord]
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A simple noose is all you need to make an effective snare. To make one, tie a small loop at the end of a rope.
The snares had been placed under a metal five-bar gate that was the only open space in a long field hedge.
I compared moose capture rates (moose caught/encountered snare) and capture types (nose, neck, and leg) between wolf snares with 153-cm and 183-cm loop sizes at 2 different snow depths (46 cm and 10 cm).
The mean number of hair samples collected at two-week intervals GINRA was 4.4 per snare, slightly greater than twice the rate samples were collected at PRNL at one-week intervals.
But a LACS spokesman claimed: 'In our view the setting of snares on the riverbank posed a serious threat to otters.
RSPCA inspector Mark Gent, who is investigating, said: "Snares are one of the most cruel and indiscriminate killers of wild and domestic animals.
I punished the snare and pretended not to hear her.
Regarding the crime against Sumatran tigers using these snares, let's snare the culprit with law, "said Rasio Ridho Sani.
"This was not a snare intended for rabbits, it was much too big.
'During that period, 162 poachers were arrested for various offences involving protected wildlife species and 14 tigers were illegally hunted and captured in snares,' he said.
The snare, described as 'barbaric' by the poster, Angie Hayward, was later pulled off by another passer-by.
Just before we fly home, we get news that Gorilla Doctors on the Ugandan side of the same forest have found a 20-year-old female gorilla in a snare.