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- n. A following state, sequel, consequence, or result; an aftercome.
- adj. Succeeding, following.
- adj. Specifically, of a baby's head: following the rest of the body out of the womb, rather than (as is usual) preceding it.
The thoracic space is a symmetrical enclosure originally, which aftercoming necessities modify and distort in some degree.
I look upon it as one more shocking development of that moral weakness in high places which has attended the conflict between the spirit of liberty and the spirit of slavery, and I venture to predict that it will be so regarded by aftercoming generations.
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time, Including His Connection with the Anti-slavery Movement; His Labors in Great Britain as Well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission--Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; Also His Appointment to Be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life; With an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston
This is of the utmost importance in checking hemorrhage from a relaxed womb, in the expression of a retarded placenta (Credé's method) or an aftercoming head, and in the rectification of malpositions (Wright's or Braxton Hicks 'combined version).
Menticoglou SM (1990) Symphysiotomy for the trapped aftercoming parts of the breech: a review of the literature and a plea for its use.