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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pelvimetry(noun)

    measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

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  1. Pelvimetry

    Pelvimetry is the assessment of the female pelvis in relation to the birth of a baby. Traditional obstetrical services relied heavily on pelvimetry in the conduct of delivery in order to decide if natural or operative vaginal delivery was possible or if and when to use a cesarean section.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pelvimetry

    Measurement of the dimensions and capacity of the pelvis. It includes cephalopelvimetry (measurement of fetal head size in relation to maternal pelvic capacity), a prognostic guide to the management of LABOR, OBSTETRIC associated with disproportion.

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