ballottement

noun
bal·​lotte·​ment | \ bə-ˈlät-mənt How to pronounce ballottement (audio) \

Medical Definition of ballottement

: a sharp upward pushing against the uterine wall with a finger inserted into the vagina for diagnosing pregnancy by feeling the return impact of the displaced fetus also : a similar procedure for detecting a floating kidney

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