Origin of ballottementFrench from ballotter, to toss from ballotte: see ballot
Origin of ballottementFrench from ballotter to toss from Italian ballotta diminutive of dialectal balla ball ; see balloon .
ballottement - Medical Definition
- The use of a finger to push sharply against the uterus and detect the presence or position of a fetus by its return impact.
- Palpation of the abdominal wall while a kidney is being pushed sharply from the backside, used as a test for determining the presence of a floating kidney.