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forceps vs. hemostat

[ fawr-suhps, -seps ]
  1. an instrument, as pincers or tongs, for seizing and holding objects, as in surgical operations.
  2. a part or feature resembling a forceps, especially a pair of appendages at the posterior of certain insects.
[ hee-muh-stat, hem-uh- ]
  1. an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.

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