Jacquemier's sign


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Jacquemier's sign

[zhäkmē·āz′]
Etymology: Jean M. Jacquemier, French obstetrician, 1806-1879
a deepening of the color of the vaginal mucosa just below the urethral orifice. It may sometimes be noted after the fourth week of pregnancy, but it is not a reliable sign of pregnancy.

Jacquemier's sign

Blueness of the vaginal lining due to increased blood flow, suggesting pregnancy. This is not, in itself, a reliable sign of pregnancy. (Jean Marie Jacquemier, 1806–79, French obstetrician).