Definition of Forcipate

1. Adjective. Shaped like a forceps; deeply forked.

Partainyms: Forceps



Definition of Forcipate

1. a. Like a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.

Medical Definition of Forcipate

1. Shaped like a forceps. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forcipate

forces out
forcest
forceth
forcible
forcible-feeble
forcibleness
forciblenesses
forcibly
forcing
forcing house
forcing houses
forcing out
forcingly
forcings
forcipal
forcipate (current term)
forcipation
forcipes
forcipressure
forcipule
forcipules
forcleave
forclem
forcling
forclose
forclosed
forcloses
forclosing
forclutch
forcover

Literary usage of Forcipate

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1. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"Corona obliquely transverse; velum of interrupted curves and clusters, usually with a marginal band surrounding the mouth ; trophi forcipate ; foot furcate. ..."

2. Guide to the Genera and Classification of the North American Orthoptera by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1897)
"... abdomen terminated in both sexes by forcipate appendages. ... never infringing on the front border; abdominal appendages not distinctly forcipate. c1. ..."

3. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1873)
"... the sides being produced into forcipate elongations : app. inf. long, arising from a broad basal piece which is strongly fringed ; cylindrical, ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1889)
"... thick, sub-acute, slightly curved or straight, usually in unequal pairs arising nearly at right angles to each other, never forcipate; the penultimate ..."

5. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1877)
"... tarsi 3-jointed or less; anal area of wings extending around the apex over more than half the front border of the wing; abdomen terminated by forcipate ..."

6. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"3) ; they are met with all over the cutaneous surface, and consist of a forcipate or valvular apparatus, acting as organs of prehension. ..."

7. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1898)
"Seen from the sides the appendages appear forcipate when the lower pair is upturned ; they are, however, sometimes open as in fig. 2. Ventral lobe moderate. ..."

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