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capiat (plural capiats)
- (medicine, obsolete) An instrument for removing foreign bodies from a cavity, such as placental remnants from the uterus.
- 1891, Ferdinand Eugene Daniel, Medical Insurance:
- Fragments of the membranes, or placenta, may be readily removed with the Capiat. Right here it may be remembered that a metallic instrument can be rendered thoroughly aseptic much more readily and surely than the hand.
- 1891, Texas Medical Association, Transactions (volume 23, page 175)
- The instrument closed, as seen in Fig. 1, is then passed along the finger to the os, in and through the cervix up to the fundus of the uterus, which may be determined both by the distance and the resistance to the broad rounded head of the Capiat.