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Forceps

1. (Science: instrument) a pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc. A pliers-like medical instrument used to grasp tissue.

2. (Science: zoology) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See earwig. Dressing forceps. See dressing.

Origin: L. Forceps, -cipis, from the root of formus hot _ capere to take; akin to E. Heave.


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Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... coli broth Spreader MastRings (M11) (3 required, but have more ready in case they are dropped and contaminated) Garlic Grapefruit seeds Scissors Forceps Pipette (10-100µl) with sterile tips Distilled water Mortar & pestle Scalpel CD Writer Pen, for writing on the plate. Bunsen burner and ...

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 am
 
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Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... coli broth Spreader MastRings (M11) (3 required, but have more ready in case they are dropped and contaminated) Garlic Grapefruit seeds Scissors Forceps Pipette (10-100µl) with sterile tips Distilled water Mortar & pestle Scalpel CD Writer Pen, for writing on the plate. Bunsen burner and ...

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by Squirrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:16 pm
 
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Help with my science project

... minutes to do so, because the after school session is only thirty minutes. Also, my project tells me to use a Bunsen burner to sterilize the forceps, bacteria spreader, etc. However, I don't have access to a Bunsen burner or an autoclave, so could I just use a cotton pad, saturated with 70% ...

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by bbkevin817
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:08 pm
 
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Topic: Help with my science project
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Experiments using formalin

... formalin in their experiments? I use formalin to preserve samples (I collect zooplankton samples) and consequently, a lot of my equipment (e.g. forceps) is contaminated with formalin. Now I hear that formalin is very difficult to wash out, so I was wondering if acid washing them would do the ...

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by Fenrir
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:34 am
 
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Topic: Experiments using formalin
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Looking for advice regarding decapod microsurgery

I'm doing microsurgery on young, live male decapods (.3g-.5g) and am having trouble finding forceps that will grip and extract the vas deferens through muscle tissue without slipping. The forceps I am now using have a straight tip (.05mm x .2mm) and are the perfect size. ...

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by Tex
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:05 am
 
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Topic: Looking for advice regarding decapod microsurgery
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