|—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]|
forceps for·ceps (fôr'səps, -sěps)
n. pl. forceps
An instrument resembling a pair of pincers, used for grasping, manipulating, or extracting, especially in surgery.
Either of two bands of white fibers composing the radiation of the corpus callosum to the cerebrum.