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forceps (ˈfɔːsɪps)
n , pl -ceps, -cipes
1.  a.  a surgical instrument in the form of a pair of pincers, used esp in the delivery of babies
 b.  (as modifier): a forceps baby
2.  any pincer-like instrument
3.  any part or structure of an organism shaped like a forceps
[C17: from Latin, from formus hot + capere to seize]

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