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Instrument formerly used for cutting into the fetal head to permit its compression in cases of dystocia.
[cephalo- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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cephalotome(sef′ă-lō-tōm″) [ cephalo- + -tome]
An instrument formerly used for cutting the head of the fetus to facilitate delivery.
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