Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In obstetrics, an instrument for crushing the head of the infant in the womb in cases of difficult delivery. It consists of a strong forceps, with a powerful screw, by which the blades are forcibly pressed together so as to crush anything that is between them.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
- cephalo- + Ancient Greek to rub, grind. (Wiktionary)
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