[ uh b-ste-trik or uh b-ste-tri-kuh l ]
/ əbˈstɛ trɪk or əbˈstɛ trɪ kəl /
of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.
of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics. Abbreviation: OB, ob
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Origin of obstetric
Related formsob·stet·ri·cal·ly, adverbnon·ob·stet·ric, adjectivenon·ob·stet·ri·cal, adjectivenon·ob·stet·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-obstetric
/ (ɒbˈstɛtrɪk) /
of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics
Derived Formsobstetrically, adverb
Word Origin for obstetric
C18: via New Latin from Latin obstetrīcius, from obstetrix a midwife, literally: woman who stands opposite, from obstāre to stand in front of; see obstacle
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Medicine definitions for non-obstetric
[ ŏb-stĕt′rĭk, əb- ]
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.
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