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  • n. A specialized forceps or attachment to a regular forceps for measuring the size and curvature of the head of a fetus in the pelvis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A forceps with a measuring attachment for ascertaining the size of the fetal head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In obstetrics, a scale adapted to the handles of the forceps, which indicates the distance of the blades from each other when applied to the head of the child.

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