Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Etymology: L, complicare, to fold together, labor, work
any labor that is made more difficult or complex by a deviation from the normal procedure.
com·pli·cat·ed la·bor(kom'pli-kā-tĕd lā'bŏr)
Any process of birth that is exacerbated by disorder or state (e.g., intercurrent illness, morbid obesity, death).
Labor occurring with an accompanying abnormal condition such as hemorrhage or inertia.
See also: labor