axis-traction forceps

n.

Obstetrical forceps provided with a second handle so attached that traction can be made in the line in which the head must move along the axis of the pelvis.

Nearby words

  1. axis of ordinates,
  2. axis of revolution,
  3. axis of symmetry,
  4. axis powers,
  5. axis traction,
  6. axisymmetric,
  7. axle,
  8. axletree,
  9. axman,
  10. axminster carpet


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