from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long-handled, slender, hooked instrument for lifting and holding parts, such as blood vessels, during surgery.
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- n. A medical instrument consisting of a sharp hook attached to a handle; used mainly for taking up arteries and the like.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sharp hook, set in a handle, used for picking up arteries in surgical operations, and in dissections.
- n. In entomology, the pair of microscopic chitinous processes on the under side of the abdomen of podurans or springtails, serving as a catch to hold the elater or springing-organ in place.
“I have an instrument called a tenaculum to crack the sternum and to remove the ribs,” Goodsir said softly, “but I'm afraid I can't let you borrow it.
After washing the cervix with antiseptic solution, the clinician will place a tenaculum a long-handled, slender instrument on the cervix.
A small, heavy-toothed saw; scissors, three scalpels-round-bladed, straight-bladed, scoop-bladed; the silver blade of a tongue depressor, a tenaculum-
If you see him very savagely cut up in "The Revolver," you will recognize the kindly hands which held the bistoury, scalpel, and tenaculum, and the gentleman who wept while he wounded.
Any small portions of cartilage remaining after this are sought for with the finger, and carefully removed by means of a scalpel and a tenaculum.
If found desirable to keep the edges of the wound apart, and no tenaculum to hand, the same end may be accomplished by means of a needle and silk.
It is now that the double tenaculum (Fig. 61) is applied.
In like manner as is the tenaculum, the silk is attached to one edge of the wound, carried under the limb, and firmly secured to the other.
Catch: in Collembola, = tenaculum, q.v. Catenate: with longitudinal connected elevations like links in a chain.
Nasal polyps were to be grasped with a sharp tenaculum, _cum tenacillis acutis_, and either wholly or partially extracted.