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Pronunciation: de-fleks'shun

Definition: Term used to describe the position of the fetal head in relation to the maternal pelvis in which the head is descending in a nonflexed or extended attitude.

[de- + L. flexio, a bending, fr. flecto, pp. flexum, to bend]

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