oxytocia

oxytocia

[ok-si-toh-shee-uh, -shuh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
rapid childbirth.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to oxy- oxy-1 + toc- (< Greek tókos childbirth) + -ia -ia

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oxytocia ox·y·to·ci·a (ŏk'sĭ-tō'shē-ə, -shə)
n.
An unusually rapid childbirth.

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