Fetal dystocia
Difficult labor and delivery caused by the fetus’ size (too big), shape or position. Dystocia comes from the Greek "dys" meaning "difficult, painful, disordered, abnormal" + "tokos" meaning "birth."

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dystocia due to the shape, size, or position of the fetus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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