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forcipate

[fawr-suh-peyt, fohr-]
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  1. having the shape of or resembling a forceps.
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Origin of forcipate

1660–70; < Latin forcip- (stem of forceps) forceps + -ate1
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  • The mandibles are prominent, so as to terminate the head in an angle, toothless and forcipate.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)

    William Kirby