cephalotome

cephalotome
Instrument formerly used for cutting into the fetal head to permit its compression in cases of dystocia. [cephalo- + G. tome, a cutting]

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ceph·a·lo·tome (sefґə-lo-tōm″) an instrument for cutting the fetal head.

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  • Cephalotome — Ceph a*lo*tome, n. [Cephalo + Gr. ? to cut.] (Med.) An instrument for cutting into the fetal head, to facilitate delivery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • céphalotome — (sé fa lo to m ) s. m. Terme de chirurgie. Instrument servant à pratiquer la céphalotomie …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Perforator — Per fo*ra tor, n. [Cf. F. perforateur.] One who, or that which, perforates; esp., a cephalotome. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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