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obstetrician

[ob-sti-trish-uh n] /ˌɒb stɪˈtrɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a physician who specializes in obstetrics.
Abbreviation: OB, ob.
Origin of obstetrician
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin obstetrīci(a) midwifery (noun use of feminine of obstetrīcius; see obstetrical) + -an
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  • It appeared that no other difficulty really confronted the obstetrician.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • There was a step in the hall and the senior physician or obstetrician had entered.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • He is now, and has been for several years past, the obstetrician to the hospital.

  • I saw Sir Barnaby Burtle, the obstetrician, standing by his scarlet front door, eagerly devouring the news.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • The rachitic pelvis is well known to the obstetrician for the difficulties it gives rise to during parturition.

British Dictionary definitions for obstetrician

obstetrician

/ˌɒbstɪˈtrɪʃən/
noun
1.
a physician who specializes in obstetrics
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Word Origin and History for obstetrician
n.

1828, from Latin obstetricia "midwifery," from obstetricus (see obstetric) on model of physician.

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obstetrician in Medicine

obstetrician ob·ste·tri·cian (ŏb'stĭ-trĭsh'ən)
n.
A physician who specializes in obstetrics.

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