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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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Just how abstract the movie becomes is emphasized by the fact that Erbach views Nicholas's father, who brings along his own surgical clamps just in case he needs to keep the hole in the base of somebody's spine open wide enough for him to get in up to the wrist, as "comforting." Perhaps the closest one can get to comprehending his maddeningly aloof film is to understand his love of apparent contradictions.
Within months, the hospital learned that Smith had answered a phone in the hospital by saying "Victoria's Secret," and Smith, the hospital said, had put a surgical clamp on a nurse's breast.
Lot 1 (ex lot 41 ao19-1): cholangiography catheter for laparoscopic surgical clamp - dms & visceral surgery implants.