fetal dystocia

n.

A difficult delivery due to an abnormality in the shape, size, or position of the fetus.

Nearby words

  1. fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,
  2. fetal alcohol syndrome,
  3. fetal aspiration syndrome,
  4. fetal diagnosis,
  5. fetal distress syndrome,
  6. fetal hemoglobin,
  7. fetal hydrops,
  8. fetal medicine,
  9. fetal membrane,
  10. fetal placenta


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