forcipate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj forcipate shaped like a forceps; deeply forked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Forcipate Like a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forcipate In 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.
    • forcipate In botany, having bowed tips which approach each other like those of a forceps. The tips of branches of the alga Ceramium are forcipate.
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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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