The delaying or inhibition of labor during the birth process.

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to·col·y·sis tō-'käl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz inhibition of uterine contractions

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to·col·y·sis (to-kolґĭ-sis) [toco- + lysis] inhibition of uterine contractions.

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