breech birth

noun
delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first
Hypernyms: ↑delivery, ↑obstetrical delivery
Hyponyms: ↑frank breech, ↑frank breech delivery

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breech birth or breech delivery noun
One in which the buttocks, and sometimes also the feet, of the baby come first
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Main Entry:breech

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breech birth UK [ˈbriːtʃ ˌbɜː(r)θ] US [ˈbritʃ ˌbɜrθ] noun [countable] [singular breech birth plural breech births]
a birth in which the baby’s head does not come out first
Thesaurus: pregnancy and having a babyhyponym

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(also breech delivery) n. a delivery of a baby so positioned in the uterus that the buttocks or feet are delivered first

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/ˈbriːʧ-/ noun, pl ⋯ births [count]
: a birth in which a baby is born with the feet or buttocks coming out of the mother first instead of the head — called also breech delivery

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ˈbreech birth [breech birth breech births] (also ˌbreech deˈlivery) noun
a birth in which the baby's bottom or feet come out of the mother first

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • breech birth — UK [ˈbriːtʃ ˌbɜː(r)θ] / US [ˈbrɪtʃ ˌbɜrθ] or breech delivery UK [ˈbriːtʃ dɪˌlɪvərɪ] / US [ˈbrɪtʃ dɪˌlɪvərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms breech birth : singular breech birth plural breech births a birth in which the baby s head does not come out… …   English dictionary

  • breech birth — also breech de.livery n a birth in which the lower part of a baby s body comes out of its mother first …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breech birth — [ britʃ ,bɜrθ ] or breech de|liv|er|y [ britʃ dı,lıvəri ] noun count a birth in which the baby s head does not come out first …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breech birth — ► NOUN ▪ a birth in which the baby s buttocks or feet are delivered first …   English terms dictionary

  • Breech birth — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 1631 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 002060 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3272 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|emerg|868 MeshID = A breech birth (also known as breech… …   Wikipedia

  • Breech birth — Literally, delivery of the baby by the buttocks first, rather than the head as is usual. Breech birth is more likely to cause injury to the mother or the infant. In many cases a baby in the breech position can be “turned” before delivery using… …   Medical dictionary

  • breech birth — also breech de.liv.e.ry noun (C) a birth in which the lower part of a baby s body comes out of its mother first …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breech birth — /ˈbritʃ bɜθ/ (say breech berth) noun a birth in which the back parts, rather than the head, are first presented …   Australian English dictionary

  • breech birth — noun see breech delivery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breech birth. — See breech delivery. * * * …   Universalium


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