Definition: Instrument like a strong forceps formerly used for crushing and extracting the fetal head after perforation.
[cranio- + G. klao, to break in pieces]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.