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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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