synclitic

adjective
syn·​clit·​ic | \ (ˈ)si|n|¦klitik, sə|n|ˈk-, |ŋ| \

Definition of synclitic

: parallel to the axis of the pelvis used of the planes of the fetal head in labor — compare enclitic

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History and Etymology for synclitic

from (assumed) Greek synklitos (verbal of Greek synklinein to lean together, from syn- + klinein to lean) + English -ic

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“Synclitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synclitic. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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