From Frenchaccoucheur, from accoucher (“to go to childbed, be delivered”), from Old French culcher (“to lie”), from Latincolloco, from com (“with”) + loco (“to place”). See accouchement.
First attested in 1759.
Accoucheur Sentence Examples
It is a common terminology to call premature labour of an accidental type a "miscarriage," in order to distinguish "abortion" as a deliberately induced act, whether as a medical necessity by the accoucheur, or as a criminal proceeding (see Medical Jurisprudence); otherwise the term "abortion" would ordinarily be used when occurring before the eighth month of gestation, and "premature labour" subsequently.
ALYTES, the midwife toad, first discovered by P. Demours in 1741, on the border of a small pond in the Jardin des Plantes, in the very act of parturition which has rendered it famous, and described as Petit crapaud male accoucheur de sa femelle.
When her confinement is due, send to Moscow for an accoucheur....