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obstetrician

[ob-sti-trish-uh n]
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noun
  1. a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Abbreviation: OB, ob
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Origin of obstetrician

1820–30; < Latin obstetrīci(a) midwifery (noun use of feminine of obstetrīcius; see obstetrical) + -an
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obstetrician, assistant, accoucheuse

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British Dictionary definitions for obstetrician

obstetrician

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

(ŏb′stĭ-trĭshən)
n.
  1. A physician who specializes in obstetrics.
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