Cephalotribe

A cephalotribe was a medical instrument used in obstetrics to crush the skull of stillborn fetuses (cephalotripsy). It was used in cases of obstructed labor (dystocia) to aid delivery. ...
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cephalotribe

Type: Term Pronunciation: sef′ă-lō-trīb′ Definitions: 1. Forcepslike instrument, with strong blades and a screw handle, formerly used to crush the fetal head in cases of dystocia.
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Cephalotribe

Ceph'a·lo·tribe noun [ Cephalo- + Greek to rub, grind.] An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
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cephalotribe

Forceps-like instrument, with strong blades and a screw handle, formerly used to crush the foetal head in cases of dystocia. ... Origin: G. Tribo, to rub, bruise ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Cephalotribe

• (n.) An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
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