forceps

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A traditional forceps and other tools

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forceps.

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forceps (plural forceps or forcipes or forcepses)

  1. An instrument used in surgery or medical procedures for grasping and holding objects, similar to tongs or pincers. (With singular or plural concord.)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From formus (warm) +‎ -ceps (taker).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forceps f (genitive forcipis); third declension

  1. (pair of) tongs, pincers, forceps

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative forceps forcipēs
genitive forcipis forcipum
dative forcipī forcipibus
accusative forcipem forcipēs
ablative forcipe forcipibus
vocative forceps forcipēs