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- n. An instrument for crushing the head of a foetus, to facilitate delivery in difficult cases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for crushing the head of a fetus, to facilitate delivery in difficult eases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A powerful forceps employed in the operation of craniotomy for seizing, breaking down, and withdrawing the fetal skull.
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English forceps and cranioclast; he was the first to employ narcosis