noun, plural tenacula
[tuh-nak-yuh-luh] /təˈnæk yə lə/ (Show IPA)
Surgery. a small sharp-pointed hook set in a handle, used for seizing and picking up parts in operations and dissections.
Entomology. a clasplike appendage on the abdomen of a springtail, which holds the springing device in place.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
a surgical or dissecting instrument for grasping and holding parts, consisting of a slender hook mounted in a handle
tenaculum te·nac·u·lum (tə-nāk’yə-ləm)
n. pl. te·nac·u·la (-lə)
A long-handled, slender, hooked instrument for lifting and holding parts, such as blood vessels, during surgery.
- Tenaculum forceps
tenaculum forceps n. A forceps with jaws ending in sharp inward-pointing hooks.
noun 1. a borough in NE New Jersey.
noun 1. (fortifications) a low outwork in the main ditch between two bastions
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Judaism. 1. the terms of a Jewish marriage, as the wedding date, amount of the bride’s dowry, etc., or an agreement containing such terms, made by the parents of an engaged couple at the engagement party.