Obstetric meaning

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Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.
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Of childbirth or obstetrics.
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Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.
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Of, or relating to obstetrics (the care of women during and after pregnancy).
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Origin of obstetric

  • Latin obstetrīcius pertaining to a midwife from obstetrīx obstetrīc- midwife from obstitus past participle of obstāre to stand opposite to ob- opposite to ob– stāre to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition