toco-, toko-, toc-, tok-, -tocy, -toky, -tocia, -tokia, -tocous, -tokous +

(Greek: childbirth, delivery, a reference to the production of offspring; that which is brought forth)

oxytocia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Rapid childbirth: Grace hardly made it to the hospital in time because of her condition of oxytocia, which turned out to be an unusually quick parturition!
oxytocic (s) (noun), oxytocics (pl)
A medical drug that is used to facilitate parturition: Jane's doctor informed her that an oxytocic was an agent that was applied to induce labor by activating the contractions of the uterus muscles.
oxytocic (adjective), more oxytocic, most oxytocic
Referring to, or characterizing the acceleration of labor and childbirth: An oxytocic medication or drug was used to hasten the delivery of Susan's baby.
oxytocin (s) (noun), oxytocins (pl)
A hormone that is responsible for stimulating the contractions of the uterine preceding birth: Oxytocin has the additional function of accelerating the lactation process of the mother and also serves a role in bonding.
polytocia (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. Birth of more than one child at one time: Because polytocia was present in her family history, Joan was pretty sure that she would have twins.
2. Inn botany, the continuation of bearing fruit for many years: In Mrs. Smith's backyard there was a big old pear tree that seeming was a polytocia because it produced lots of pears through all the years she could remember!
polytocous (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to the delivery of many offspring at one birth; multiparous: In her biology class at school, Amy learned about polytocous childbirth and the causes of such partitions.
2. Concerning vegetation producing flowers or fruit many times during its life cycle: Perennials are considered to be polytocous plants that have blossoms repeatedly.
thelytocia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The parthenogenetic production of female offspring: Thelytocia, or thelytoky, occurs mainly among lower plants and invertebrate of spineless animals.
tocodynagraph, tokodynagraph (s) (noun); tocodynagraphs; tokodynagraphs (pl)
A device for recording the intensity of uterine contractions. A tocodynagraph was used to monitor the progress of Kitty's labor movements.
tocodynamometer, tokodynamometer (s) (noun); tocodynamometers; tokodynamometers (pl)
An instrument for measuring the force of uterine contractions during labor; tocometer: A tocodynamometer is an apparatus for recording the amplitude versus time of the expulsive force of uterine muscular contractions during labor at birth.
tocoergometry, tokoergometry (s) (noun); tocoergometries; tokoergometries (pl)
Measurement of the expulsive force of the uterus during labor or birth: Russel was amazed at the activity of his wife's contractions shown by the tocoergometry.
tocogony (s) (noun) (no pl)
The propagation by parents: Clifford learned in his biology book that tocogony could also be defined as the generation by sexual reproduction.
tocograph (s) (noun), tachographs (pl)
A recording taken with a tocodynamometer: cardiotocograph: A tachograph is a device for measuring and recording the uterine contractions during pregnancy, normally during the third trimester.
tocography (s) (noun), topographies (pl)
The recording for the interpretation of the intense force of uterine muscular contractions during labor: A topography presents the graphic transcription of the amplitude, duration, and frequency of uterine muscular contractions during child labor.
tocological (adjective), more tocological, most tocological
A reference to the care of a pregnant woman and following parturition; obstetrical: Wilber and his wife were very happy when the obstetrician suggested they have tocological support from a midwife for help and advice on tending to their newborn.
tocologist (s) (noun), tocologists (pl)
One who is a specialist in parturition; obstetrician: Meg was especially interested in babies and decided to study tocology and become a tocologist and perhaps be able work as a doctor at the local hospital.

Related "birth, born, childbirth, offspring" words: abort-; feto-; lochio-; nasc-, nat-.