accoucheur’s hand ac·cou·cheur’s hand (āk’ōō-shûrz’, ä’kōō-)
The position of the hand in tetany or in muscular dystrophy, in which the fingers are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extended at the phalangeal joints, with the thumb flexed and drawn into the palm. Also called obstetrical hand.
noun a female obstetrician or midwife Historical Examples Siebold was an accoucheuse who had attended at the births of both the children. The Public Life of Queen Victoria John McGilchrist If all our plans should suffer ship-wreck, then Roekmini will fit herself to be an accoucheuse. Letters of a Javanese Princess Raden Adjeng Kartini She […]
- Account book
a book in which personal or commercial accounts are recorded; ledger. Contemporary Examples And the joint database—or the account book of bitcoin—is made in a way that everybody can look into it and at any time. Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky September 16, 2014 Historical Examples […]
- Accompanying vein
accompanying vein accompanying vein ac·com·pa·ny·ing vein (ə-kŭm’pə-nē-ĭng, ə-kŭmp’nē-ĭng) n. A vein accompanying another structure. Either of a pair of veins, occasionally more, that closely accompany an artery in such a manner that the pulsations of the artery aid venous return. Historical Examples The vascular 398 membrane consists of the ramifications of a minute artery and […]
- Account current
a personal account providing for periodic settlements; current account. the periodic statement or transcript of such an account.