Dental forceps

00:49 Dec 13, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Dental forceps
I want to meaning of "Dental forceps"
Francisco Nunes
Local time: 10:57

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nafórceps, pinça
Denise Borges Bittar
naAlicates ou pinças
Cristina Mendia
naForceps dentarios
pbsardin (X)



1 hr
Forceps dentarios

Forcepts is a technical term which is used in portuguese. Forceps are like big tweezers which are used to hold or maintain something in the "right" place.

I don't think there is a direct translation for this word and it is ok to use the word forceps.

pbsardin (X)
Local time: 10:57

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Cecilia Bartalotti
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2 hrs
Alicates ou pinças

A palavra fórceps existe (com acento) mas em obstetrícia.
O Eurodicautum confirma isto e define também fórceps como:
an instrument whose blades are used for holding or compressing a tissue or object,or dressing material,and which may be modified for crushing,cutting or removing tissue


O Etaco Bilingual define também forceps como pinça.
Boa sorte!


Cristina Mendia
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3 hrs
fórceps, pinça

forceps, dental extracting = fórceps para exodontia, fórceps para extração dentária, portanto,
dental forceps = fórceps dentário

Denise Borges Bittar
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PRO pts in pair: 33
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