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disengagement

Pronunciation: dis'en-gaj'ment

Definition:

  1. The act of setting free or extricating; in childbirth, the emergence of the head from the vulva.
  2. Ascent of the presenting part from the pelvis after the inlet has been negotiated.

[Fr.]

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