Forcipated

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Forcipated Like a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Forcipated formed and opening like a forceps
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from formus, hot, and capĕre, to hold.

Usage

In literature:

Forcipate: bearing forceps or similar structures.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Did they fear that Belcha might take a fancy to their probes and forcipes?
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
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