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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.