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vulsellum (s) (nouns), vulsella (pl)
1. A forceps with serrated blades used in surgery; a kind of pincer.
2. A kind of forceps having a small, sharp-pointed hook at the end of each blade.
3. Etymology: from Latin vosella, vulsella, "tweezers, pincers"; diminutive (used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness) of volsa, "a tool for tearing", which stands in gradational relationship (process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner) to vellere, "to tear".
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