(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)

A lack of symmetry or something that has two sides or halves which are the same or very close in size, shape, and position.
Muscular tremor, resulting from a disorder of the spinal cord.
1. The study of apparently useless organs or parts.
2. A lack of purposefulness, or of a contribution to the final result.
3. The doctrine of purposelessness or of the absence of a final cause.
1. An undignified and painful death due to the postponement of a merciful death.
2. Painful or lingering death.
dysthermesthesia (s) (noun), dysthermesthesias (pl)
A disorder of the sense of temperature, or heat, perception: Because of the dysthermesthesia which had developed, Mary was unable to detect heat on surfaces and had to be very careful when working in the kitchen.
1. A mood disorder characterized by mild depression.
2. A type of depression involving long-term, chronic symptoms that do not disable a person, but which keeps one from functioning fully or from feeling at one's best.
3. Dysthymia is less severe than depression and what is considered a major depression; however, people with dysthymia may experience major depressive episodes.
4. Depression, usually of less severity than psychotic depression or a major depressive disorder.
Someone who is suffering from dysthymia.
Imperfect development and function of the thyroid gland.
Difficulty in breast feeding.
dystokia (s) (noun), dystopias (pl)
Difficult labor, abnormally difficult childbirth: Dystokia may be caused by either the size of the the baby or the small size of the pelvic outlet.

A large size of the baby can cause this condition. Other factors are malpositions of the baby (transverse, face, brow, breech, or compound presentation), abnormalities of the baby (hydrocephalus, tumors of the neck or abdomen, hydrops), and multiple pregnancy with interlocked twins.

Dystokia generally can be detected by vaginal examination, ultrasound, and external pelvimetry before the patient goes into labor.

dystonia (s) (noun), dystonias (pl)
Prolonged muscle contractions that may cause twisting and repetitive movements or an abnormal posture: A dystonia may be in the form of rhythmic jerks and they may progress in childhood, but they are rare in adults.

In children, dystonias in the legs are usually the first to be affected.

Referring to dystonia or hypertonicity or hypotonicity of tissues.
1. An imaginary place where everything is as bad as it possibly can be, or a vision or description of such a place.
2. A hypothetical place, state, or situation in which conditions and the quality of life are dreadful.
3. The opposite of what one would expect in a utopian society.
4. In medicine, a malposition, or displacement, of a bodily organ.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "bad, wrong": caco-, kako-; mal-; mis-; pessim-; sceler-.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "slow, slowness, slow of, sluggish": lent-; tard-.