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oxytocia

[ok-si-toh-shee-uh, -shuh] /ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ ʃi ə, -ʃə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
rapid childbirth.
Origin of oxytocia
< New Latin, equivalent to oxy- oxy-1 + toc- (< Greek tókos childbirth) + -ia -ia
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oxytocia in Medicine

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

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