ballottement

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French ballottement, from ballotter (ballot).

Noun[edit]

ballottement (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A method of diagnosing pregnancy, in which the uterus is pushed with a finger to feel whether a foetus moves away and returns again.
  2. (medicine) An increased amount of fluid in the suprapatellar pouch of the knee.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ballotter +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballottement m (plural ballottements)

  1. rocking; tossing (of boat)

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