Noun Ventouse Definition and Examples


Noun:

Ventouse

Pronunciation:

/ˈvɛntuːs/

Definition:
1.

noun

A cup-shaped suction device applied to the baby's head in childbirth, to assist the birth.
  1. 'I can't remember exactly what she said after that, but the gist was that they were going to try and extract the baby using a ventouse.'
  2. 'Forceps and ventouse deliveries were also risk factors.'
  3. 'The pregnancy was uneventful, but the baby was delivered by ventouse extraction owing to fetal tachycardia.'
((n.) A cupping glass.)


Origin:
1960s: from French, literally ‘cupping-glass’, based on Latin ventus ‘wind’.

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