Cranioclasm

Cranioclasm

Cra"ni*o*clasm\ (kr?"n?-?-kl?z'm), n. [Cranium + Gr. ??? to break.] (Med.) The crushing of a child's head, as with the cranioclast or craniotomy forceps in cases of very difficult delivery. --Dunglison.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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