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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. vulsellæ (-ē). A forceps; specifically, a forceps, usually with toothed or claw-like blades, used for grasping and holding any of the tissues, and also for removing foreign bodies lodged in the throat or other passages. Also vulsella forceps.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (Lamarck, 1799).] A genus of monomyarian bivalves, containing such as V. lingulata of East Indian seas.


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