Dystocia meaning

(medicine, veterinary medicine) A slow or difficult labour or delivery.
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Origin of dystocia

  • From Ancient Greek δυστοκία (dustokia, “difficult childbirth”), from δυσ- (dus-, “bad”) + τόκος (tokos, “childbirth”), from τίκτω (tiktō, “I give birth”).

    From Wiktionary