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tocology

[toh-kol-uh-jee] /toʊˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
Also, tokology.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek tóko(s) child, childbirth + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for tocology

tocology

/tɒˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth; obstetrics
Word Origin
C19: from Greek tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear
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tocology in Medicine

tocology to·col·o·gy or to·kol·o·gy (tō-kŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.

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