amniotomy (plural amniotomies)
- (medicine) An artificial rupture of membranes to induce or accelerate labour.
- 2007 October 30, Nicholas Bakalar, “Childbirth: Purposely Breaking Water Does Not Speed Delivery”, in New York Times:
- The procedure, sometimes called amniotomy, involves rupturing the amniotic membranes to speed contractions.
artificial rupturing of the amnion