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accoucheur hand


Definition: a position of the hand in which the fingers, touching one another, are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extended at the phalangeal joints, with the thumb flexed and adducted into the palm; the resulting hand posture resembles that of a physician's during a vaginal examination.

Synonym(s): obstetric hand

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