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dystocia

/dɪsˈtəʊʃə/
noun
1.
(med) abnormal, slow, or difficult childbirth, usually because of disordered or ineffective contractions of the uterus
Derived Forms
dystocial, adjective
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek, from dus- (see dys-) + tokos childbirth + -ia
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dystocia in Medicine

dystocia dys·to·ci·a (dĭs-tō'sē-ə, -shē-ə, -shə)
n.
A slow or difficult labor or delivery.

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