dystocia

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noun dys·to·cia \dis-ˈtō-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of dystocia

  1. :  slow or difficult labor or delivery

Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

dystocia

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noun dys·to·cia \dis-ˈtō-sh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of dystocia

  1. :  slow or difficult labor or delivery—compare eutocia

Variants of dystocia

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dystokia

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