Definition of Tenaculum

1. n. An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like.



Definition of Tenaculum

1. Noun. A medical instrument consisting of a sharp hook attached to a handle; used mainly for taking up arteries and the like. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenaculum

1. a hooked surgical instrument [n -LA or -LUMS]

Medical Definition of Tenaculum

1. Origin: L, a holder, fr. Tenere to hold. Cf. Tenaille. An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenaculum

tenable
tenableness
tenablenesses
tenably
tenace
tenaces
tenacious
tenaciously
tenaciousness
tenaciousnesses
tenacities
tenacity
tenacle
tenacles
tenacula
tenaculum (current term)
tenaculum forceps
tenaculums
tenacy
tenail
tenaille
tenailles
tenaillon
tenails
tenalgia
tenalgia crepitans
tenancies
tenancies by the entirety
tenancies for life
tenancy

Literary usage of Tenaculum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Gynecology: A Comprehensive Text-book for Students and Physicians by Edward Emmet Montgomery (1903)
"The assistant upon the operator's left holds the tenaculum in the anterior lip and controls ... The posterior lip is held by the weight of the tenaculum. ..."

2. Gynecology by Brooke Melancthon Anspach (1921)
"Double tenaculum.—A double tenaculum is often of great assistance in bringing the uterus within reach of ... Double tenaculum l>een thoroughly disinfected. ..."

3. Treatise on the Diseases of Women: For the Use of Students and Practitioners by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1897)
"Sims a tenaculum. . curved scissors (rig. 75) a strip is removed all around the fistula, extending from the mucous membrane of the bladder out upon the ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"The fundus is then grasped by a tenaculum forceps about midway between the ... The placing of this tenaculum forceps not only permits the operator to draw ..."

5. A Practical Manual of Gynaecology by George Rinaldo Southwick (1888)
"1 Emmet's tenaculum. 1 Sims' tenaculum. FIG. 72. FIG 73. ... 1 heavy tenaculum of solid steel, short hook and heavy shank, 1 long mouse-toothed forceps. ..."

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