ventouse

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ventouse

(vɛnˈtuːs) or

ventose

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an apparatus sometimes used to assist the delivery of a baby, consisting of a cup which is attached to the fetal head by suction, and a chain by which traction can be exerted in order to draw out the baby
[C16: from Old French ventose a cupping glass]
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Selon elle, il peut y avoir plusieurs traitements en une seule et meme pose de ventouses, car elle regroupe differents points comme en acupuncture.
Autres temps, autres moeurs, aujourd'hui, les ventouses en verre ont remplace les cornes.