from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device for measuring the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument for measuring the head
  • n. A device for positioning the head, and holding it steady, for an X-ray or surgery; a cephalostat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument formerly used for measuring the fetal head during parturition.
  • n. An instrument for measuring the various angles of the skull; a craniometer.


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