obstetric

obstetrical

[uhb-ste-tri-kuhl]
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:
1735–45; < 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

obstetrically, adverb
nonobstetric, adjective
nonobstetrical, adjective
nonobstetrically, adverb
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obstetric or obstetrical (ɒbˈstɛtrɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin obstetrīcius, from obstetrix a midwife, literally: woman who stands opposite, from obstāre to stand in front of; see obstacle]
 
obstetrical or obstetrical
 
adj
 
[C18: via New Latin from Latin obstetrīcius, from obstetrix a midwife, literally: woman who stands opposite, from obstāre to stand in front of; see obstacle]
 
ob'stetrically or obstetrical
 
adv

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obstetric
1742, see obstetrics. Related: Obstetrical.
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obstetric ob·stet·ric (ŏb-stět'rĭk, əb-) or ob·stet·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.

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