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)
There are those who become atokous by having their reproductive organs removed, either by choice or because they have genetically transmissible disabilities, etc.
Other atokous examples include making some plants incapable of bearing fruit or germinating; or the rendering of land that makes it unfruitful because of chemicals, excessive salt, etc.
2. Slow delivery of a fetus.
3. Prolonged labor and slow delivery of a fetus or baby.
Fetal causes: Large size of the fetus usually causes this condition. Other factors are malpositions of the fetus (transverse, face, brow, breech, or compound presentation), abnormalities of the fetus (hydrocephalus, tumors of the neck or abdomen, hydrops), and multiple pregnancy (interlocked twins).
Dystocia generally can be detected by vaginal examination, ultrasound, and external pelvimetry before the patient goes into labor.
2. Producing young of two kinds; as, some worms.
It may be produced by either the size of the passenger (the fetus) or the small size of the pelvic outlet.
The plant may be an annual, biennial, or perennial.