from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped like or resembling forceps.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a pair of forceps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- In botany, having bowed tips which approach each other like those of a forceps. The tips of branches of the alga Ceramium are forcipate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped like a forceps; deeply forked
Latin forceps, forcip-, pincers; see gwher- in Indo-European roots + -ate1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)