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needle-holder

n.
  1. An instrument for grasping a needle used in suturing.needle forceps
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Historical Examples of needle-holder

  • The instruments necessary are a bladder sound, two tenacula, sharp-pointed angular scissors, a needle-holder and fine silk.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various

  • The needle-holder holds short points of various thicknesses, down to the fineness of sewing-needles.

    A Treatise on Etching

    Maxime Lalanne