asynclitism

noun
asyn·​clit·​ism | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsin-klə-ˌtiz-əm, -ˈsiŋ- How to pronounce asynclitism (audio) \

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 edition

Other Words from asynclitism

asynclitic \ (ˈ)ā-​(ˈ)sin-​ˈkli-​tik, -​sən-​, -​(ˈ)siŋ-​, -​səŋ-​ How to pronounce asynclitism (audio) \ adjective
asynclitic babies an asynclitic position

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“Asynclitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/asynclitism. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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