Cephalotribe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cephalotribe An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cephalotribe 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cephalo-, + Gr. to rub, grind