instrument for measuring size of the head of a fetus

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  • Labidometer — Lab i*dom e*ter, n. [Gr. labi s, i dos, a forceps + meter: cf. F. labidometre.] (Med.) A forceps with a measuring attachment for ascertaining the size of the fetal head. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labidometer — (Labimeter, v. gr.), von Stein erfundene mechanische Vorkehrung, um bei Anlegung einer Geburtszange den Abstand der Blätter derselben u. dadurch auch die Größe des Kinderkopfes, an dem die Zange angelegt ist, zu messen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Labidometer — Labidometer, Labimeter. griech., mechan. Vorrichtung, um bei Anlegung der Geburtszange die Größe des Kindskopfes zu messen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • labidometer — Surg. (læbɪˈdɒmɪtə(r)) [f. Gr. λαβιδο , λαβίς forceps + µέτρον meter. Cf. F. labidomètre.] An instrument consisting of a pair of obstetric forceps with a graduated scale attached for measuring the size of the fœtal head. in Dunglison Med. Lex.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • labidometer — noun A specialized forceps or attachment to a regular forceps for measuring the size and curvature of the head of a fetus in the pelvis …   Wiktionary

  • labimeter — laˈbimeter Surg. [ad. F. labimètre, incorrectly f. Gr. λαβίς (nom.): see labidometer.] = labidometer. in Dunglison Med. Lex. (ed. 9) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Labimeter — La*bim e*ter, n. [Cf. F. labimetre.] (Med.) See {Labidometer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kopfmesser — Instrument, um die Größe der Durchmesser des Kopfs des neugeborenen Kindes zu bestimmen; vgl. Labidometer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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