Definition of Fetometry
1. Noun. Measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head).
Medical Definition of Fetometry
1. Estimation of the size of the foetus, especially of its head, prior to delivery. Origin: L. Fetus + G. Metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Fetometry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of obstetrics by John Cooke Hirst (1919)
"Antepartum fetometry.—All pelvic measurements relative to the size of the child. The process of testing relative size of the child's head to the pelvic ..."
2. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1916)
"... Pelvimetry without the relative estimation of the size of the fetus is of little value and that the most accurate fetometry is the test of labor. ..."
3. A Text-book of obstetrics by Barton Cooke Hirst (1909)
"... fetal body and pelvic canal, and the methods of antepartum fetometry already described may enable the physician ..."
4. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"... and therefore but little practical benefit is derived from the application of such a method to fetometry. 2. Direct Abdominal Cephalometry. ..."
5. Manual of Obstetrics by John Osborn Polak (1922)
"fetometry.—It must not be forgotten that the size and consistency of the fetal head are no less an important factor in the difficulty of delivery than is ..."