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obliquity

 [o-blik´wĭ-te]
the state of being oblique or slanting.

a·syn·cli·tism

(ă-sin'kli-tizm),
Absence of synclitism or parallelism; may be used, for example, to refer to the axis of the presenting part of the child and the pelvic planes in childbirth, to the dental arches, or to the planes of the cranium.
Synonym(s): obliquity
[G. a- priv. + syn-klinō, to incline together]

obliquity

/obliq·ui·ty/ (ob-lik´wit-e) the state of being inclined or slanting.oblique´
Litzmann's obliquity  inclination of the fetal head so that the posterior parietal bone presents to the birth canal.
Nägele's obliquity  presentation of the anterior parietal bone to the birth canal, the biparietal diameter being oblique to the brim of the pelvis.

a·syn·cli·tism

(ă-sin'kli-tizm)
Absence of synclitism or parallelism; may be used, e.g., to refer to the axis of the presenting part of the child and the pelvic planes in childbirth, to the dental arches, or to the planes of the skull.
Synonym(s): obliquity.
[G. a- priv. + syn-klinō, to incline together]

obliquity

the state of being oblique or slanting.
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However, the value of the obliquity of the ecliptic is too small to have any impact on an analysis of body orientation (see Wittmann 1979).
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Thomas More" urges Raphael to work by means of an "indirect approach" (obliquo ductu), but it is that other Thomas More, the author of Utopia, who is most assiduous in the deployment of obliquity.
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Shortly before his death, Wilde confessed to a journalist, "'Much of my moral obliquity is due to the fact that my father would not allow me to become a Catholic.
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