|med a technique of feeling for a movable object in the body, esp confirmation of pregnancy by feeling the rebound of the fetus following a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus|
|[C19: from French, literally: a tossing, shaking, from ballotter to toss, from ballotte a little ball, from Italian ballotta; see |
ballottement bal·lotte·ment (bə-lŏt'mənt)
A palpatory technique for detecting or examining an organ not near the surface of the body.
The use of a finger to push sharply against the uterus and detect the presence or position of a fetus by its return impact.