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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Example sentences
It seems obstetrical medicine is riddled with sociopaths.
Obstetrical adverse events that occur during hospitalizations for labor and delivery can result in significant harm.
The purpose of this section is to guide the management and care of patients receiving obstetrical care services.
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