dystocia


dys·to·cia

noun \dis-ˈtō-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of DYSTOCIA

:  slow or difficult labor or delivery

Origin of DYSTOCIA

New Latin, from Greek dystokia, from dys- + tokos childbirth; akin to Greek tiktein to give birth to — more at thane
First Known Use: circa 1706

dys·to·cia

noun \dis-ˈtō-sh(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSTOCIA

: slow or difficult labor or delivery—compare eutocia

Variants of DYSTOCIA

dys·to·cia or dys·to·kia \-ˈtō-kē-ə\

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