oxytocia

noun
ox·​y·​to·​cia | \ ˌäksə̇ˈtōsh(ē)ə, -ksēˈt- \
plural -s

Definition of oxytocia

: quick childbirth

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History and Etymology for oxytocia

New Latin, from oxy- + Greek tokos childbirth + -ia -y

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“Oxytocia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxytocia. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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