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crowning

 [krown´ing]
the appearance of the fetal scalp at the vaginal orifice in childbirth.

crown·ing

(krown'ing), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word to refer to mere visibility of the fetal head during a uterine contraction.
1. Preparation of the natural crown of a tooth by removal of part or all of the natural structure and replacing the prepared surfaces with a veneer of suitable dental material (gold or nonprecious metal casting, porcelain, plastic, or combinations).
2. That stage of childbirth when the fetal head has negotiated the pelvic outlet and the largest diameter of the head is encircled by the vulvar ring.
Synonym(s): tooth capping

crowning

/crown·ing/ (kroun´ing) the appearance of a large segment of the fetal scalp at the vaginal orifice in childbirth.

crowning

Etymology: L, corona
(in obstetrics) the phase at the end of labor in which the fetal head is seen at the introitus of the vagina. The labia are stretched in a crown around the head just before birth.
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Crowning

crown·ing

(krown'ing)
1. Preparation of the natural crown of a tooth and covering the prepared crown with a veneer of suitable dental material (gold or nonprecious metal casting, porcelain, plastic, or combinations).
2. That stage of childbirth when the fetal head has negotiated the pelvic outlet and the largest diameter of the head is encircled by the vulvar ring.

crown·ing

(krown'ing)
Preparation of natural crown of tooth by removal of part or all of the natural structure and replacement of prepared surfaces with a veneer of suitable dental material (gold or nonprecious metal casting, porcelain, plastic, or combinations).
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At this day it cannot but strike us as extraordinary, that it does not appear to have occurred to any one member of that assembly, which had laid down in terms so clear, so explicit, so unequivocal, the foundation of all just government, in the imprescriptible rights of man, and the transcendent sovereignty of the people, and who in those principles had set forth their only personal vindication from the charges of rebellion against their king, and of treason to their country, that their last crowning act was still to be performed upon the same principles.
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