Origin of tocology
1820–30; < Greek tóko(s) child, childbirth + -logy
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- a variant spelling of tocology
- the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth; obstetrics
C19: from Greek tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear
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- The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.
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