Forcipation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forcipation Torture by pinching with forceps or pinchers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forcipation Torture by nipping with forceps or pincers.
    • n forcipation In zoology, the state of being forcipated; forfication; bifurcation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forcipation torture by pinching with 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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