axis-traction forceps n.
Obstetrical forceps provided with a second handle so attached that traction can be made in the line in which the head must move along the axis of the pelvis.
a city in SW Peru: decisive victory of Bolívar over Spanish troops 1824. Historical Examples For are not the fateful names of Junin and Ayacucho stamped upon the face of this Cordillera region? Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1 Charles Reginald Enock Its name was changed from Guamanga to Ayacucho by a […]
(in India) a native maid or nurse. Contemporary Examples ayah Abu Basheer is a lecturer at the Islamic University in Gaza City. Still Not Rebuilt From Last Time Anna Lekas Miller November 16, 2012 Historical Examples Her remark had followed the ayah’s explanation of her appearance with the child. Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) […]
a woody South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, of the malpighia family, having bark that is the source of harmine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid used by Amazon Indians. Historical Examples They make use of a narcotic drink called ayahuasca, which produces effects similar to those of opium. The Andes and the Amazon James Orton noun a Brazilian […]
a female given name: from an African word meaning “beautiful flower.”. Historical Examples But no matter what they might do he would be Klitonda, the Ayana chief, to the bitter end. The Chief of the Ranges H. A. Cody “The chief of the Ayana gives his daughter to the young white man,” he said. The […]