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obstetrical

[uh b-ste-tri-kuh l] /əbˈstɛ trɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.
2.
of or pertaining to childbirth or obstetrics.
Abbreviation: OB, ob.
Also, obstetric.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Neo-Latin obstetrīcus pertaining to a midwife, alteration of Latin obstetrīcius, derivative of obstetrīx, equivalent to ob- ob- + ste- (combining form of stāre to stand) + -trīx -trix
Related forms
obstetrically, adverb
nonobstetric, adjective
nonobstetrical, adjective
nonobstetrically, adverb
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