med abnormal, slow, or difficult childbirth, usually because of disordered or ineffective contractions of the uterus
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Derived forms of dystociadystocial, adjective
Word Origin for dystocia
New Latin, from Greek, from dus- (see dys-) + tokos childbirth + -ia
Words nearby dystocia
dyssynergia cerebellaris progressiva
, dysthymic disorder
, dystonia musculorum deformans
, dystonic reaction
, dystrophia unguium
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How to use dystocia in a sentence
Paralysis of the obturator nerve or nerves is met with rather frequently, notwithstanding, in mares, following dystocia.
We, therefore, refer to the fourth species of dystocia, viz.
On the part of the mother this division of dystocia may arise from a faulty condition.
Dystocia Pelvica, where the different pelvic anormalities are described.
Medical definitions for dystocia
[ dĭs-tō′sē-ə, -shē-ə, -shə ]
A slow or difficult labor or delivery.
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