forceps

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See also: fórceps

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A traditional forceps and other tools

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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 Proto-Italic *formokaps through syncope. Surface etymology: from formus ‎(warm) +‎ -ceps ‎(taker).

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Noun[edit]

forceps m ‎(genitive forcipis); third declension

  1. (pair of) tongs, pincers, forceps

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Third declension.

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

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