Origin of obstetric
Examples from the Web for obstetric
She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named (Gaskin maneuver).Doctors Need Midwives: Ina May Gaskin on the U.S. Maternity-Care Crisis|Ina May Gaskin|May 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
By degrees Hunter renounced surgical for obstetric practice, in which he excelled.
When Dick wore rubber gloves during their first obstetric case together he snorted.The Breaking Point|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The reader74 should understand that "twilight sleep" is not a new method of obstetric anesthesia.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
British Dictionary definitions for obstetric
Word Origin for obstetric
Word Origin and History for obstetric
1742, from Modern Latin obstetricus "pertaining to a midwife," from obstetrix (genitive obstetricis) "midwife," literally "one who stands opposite (the woman giving birth)," from obstare "stand opposite to" (see obstacle). The true adjective would be obstetricic, "but only pedantry would take exception to obstetric at this stage of its career." [Fowler]. Related: Obstetrical.