Obstetric Definition

-rĭ-kəl
adjective
Of childbirth or obstetrics.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
obstetrical

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

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