medical Definition of asynclitism
- 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, 2010
asyncliticplay \(ˈ)ā-(ˈ)sin-ˈkli-tik, -sən-, -(ˈ)siŋ-, -səŋ-\ adjective
- asynclitic babies
- an asynclitic position