obstetrician

[ ob-sti-trish-uh n ]
/ ˌɒb stɪˈtrɪʃ ən /

noun

a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Abbreviation: OB, ob

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  1. obstetrical binder,
  2. obstetrical forceps,
  3. obstetrical hand,
  4. obstetrical paralysis,
  5. obstetrically,
  6. obstetrician-gynecologist,
  7. obstetrics,
  8. obstinacy,
  9. obstinance,
  10. obstinate

Origin of obstetrician

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

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British Dictionary definitions for obstetrician

obstetrician

/ (ˌɒbstɪˈtrɪʃən) /

noun

a physician who specializes in obstetrics
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Word Origin and History for obstetrician

obstetrician

n.

1828, from Latin obstetricia "midwifery," from obstetricus (see obstetric) on model of physician.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for obstetrician

obstetrician

[ ŏb′stĭ-trĭshən ]

n.

A physician who specializes in obstetrics.

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