tocology

or to·kol·o·gy

[ toh-kol-uh-jee ]
/ toʊˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun


Nearby words

  1. toco-,
  2. tocodynagraph,
  3. tocodynamometer,
  4. tocography,
  5. tocol,
  6. tocolytic,
  7. tocometer,
  8. tocopherol,
  9. tocopilla,
  10. tocqueville

Origin of tocology

1820–30; < Greek tóko(s) child, childbirth + -logy

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British Dictionary definitions for tocology

tocology

tokology

/ (tɒˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth; obstetrics

Word Origin for tocology

C19: from Greek tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear

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Medicine definitions for tocology

tocology

n.

The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.

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