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accouchement forcé rapid forcible delivery by one of several methods (such as forceps or a vacuum extractor); originally, rapid dilatation of the cervix with the hands, followed by version and extraction of the fetus.
forced, artificially hastened fetal delivery, most commonly by means of version or the use of forceps; originally applied to rapid dilation of the cervix with the hands, with version and forcible extraction of the fetus.
accouchement forcéAn obsolete obstetrical manoeuvre consisting of manual dilatation of the uterine cervix during vaginal delivery—would possibly be regarded as malpractice in current practice.
ac·couche·ment for·cé(a-kūsh-mawn[h]' fōr-sā')
Artificially hastened fetal delivery, most commonly by means of version or the use of forceps.