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Meaning of forceps

for•ceps

Pronunciation: (fôr'sups, -seps), [key]
— pl. -ceps, -ci•pes
  1. an instrument, as pincers or tongs, for seizing and holding objects, as in surgical operations.
  2. a part or feature resembling a forceps, esp. a pair of appendages at the posterior of certain insects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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