Definition of ventouse in English:


Syllabification: ven·touse
Pronunciation: /ˈvenˌto͞os


  • A vacuum extractor for use in assisting childbirth.
    More example sentences
    • The pregnancy was uneventful, but the baby was delivered by ventouse extraction owing to fetal tachycardia.
    • A newborn boy delivered at full term by ventouse extraction had a widespread petechial rash and a cephalhaematoma.
    • I can't remember exactly what she said after that, but the gist was that they were going to try and extract the baby using a ventouse.


1960s: from French, literally 'cupping glass', based on Latin ventus 'wind'.

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