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asynclitism

noun asyn·clit·ism \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsin-klə-ˌtiz-əm, -ˈsiŋ- \

medical Definition of asynclitism

: presentation of the fetal head during childbirth with the axis oriented obliquely to the axial planes of the pelvis
  • Back pain or prolonged active labor is sometimes caused by a subtle malposition called asynclitism, in which the baby's head is tilted and the top of it isn't centered on the cervix.
  • —Penny Simkin et al., Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, 4th edition2010

asynclitic

play \(ˈ)ā-(ˈ)sin-ˈkli-tik, -sən-, -(ˈ)siŋ-, -səŋ-\ adjective
    • asynclitic babies
    • an asynclitic position

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