- a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Abbreviation: OB, ob
Origin of obstetrician
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It appeared that no other difficulty really confronted the obstetrician.
There was a step in the hall and the senior physician or obstetrician had entered.
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The rachitic pelvis is well known to the obstetrician for the difficulties it gives rise to during parturition.
- a physician who specializes in obstetrics
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Word Origin and History for obstetrician
1828, from Latin obstetricia "midwifery," from obstetricus (see obstetric) on model of physician.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician who specializes in obstetrics.
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