Meaning of BALLOTTEMENT in English

bəˈlätmənt, ba-, F bȧlȯtmäⁿ noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, literally, act of tossing, shaking, from ballotter + -ment

medicine : a method of determining the presence or absence of a floating object by using the sense of touch: as

a. : the act of pushing up the uterus with a finger inserted below in order to detect pregnancy by feeling the return impact when a fetus displaced in the amniotic fluid sinks back

b. : a similar procedure for diagnosing floating kidney

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