oxytocia

[ ok-si-toh-shee-uh, -shuh ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈtoʊ ʃi ə, -ʃə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

rapid childbirth.

QUIZZES

A THANKSGIVING SPELLING QUIZ TO FEED YOUR HISTORY KNOWHOW

Before you celebrate family and blessings this year, take this quiz to test your spelling knowledge of the history and important figures of the first Thanksgiving.
Question 1 of 7

Origin of oxytocia

<New Latin, equivalent to oxy-oxy-1 + toc- (<Greek tókos childbirth) + -ia-ia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for oxytocia

oxytocia
[ ŏk′sĭ-tōshə ]

n.

An unusually rapid childbirth.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.