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Pronunciation: ă-sin′kli-tizm

Definition: Absence of synclitism or parallelism; may be used, to refer to the axis of the presenting part of the child and the pelvic planes in childbirth, to the dental arches, or to the planes of the cranium.

Synonym(s): obliquity

[G. a- priv. + syn-klinō, to incline together]

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