aForcipateLike a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
forcipateIn zoology, forceps-like; formed like a forceps; forficate; furcate; deeply forked: applied to various parts or organs of animals, as the anal styles of insects, the chelate limbs of crustaceans, the scissor-like tails of birds, etc.
forcipateIn botany, having bowed tips which approach each other like those of a forceps. The tips of branches of the alga Ceramium are forcipate.
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?