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obstetrics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction ob·stet·rics \əb-ˈste-triks, äb-\

Simple Definition of obstetrics

  • medical : a branch of medicine that deals with the birth of children and with the care of women before, during, and after they give birth to children

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of obstetrics

  1. :  a branch of medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequels

Circa 1819

First Known Use of obstetrics

circa 1819


Medical Dictionary

obstetrics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction ob·stet·rics \əb-ˈste-triks, äb-\

Medical Definition of obstetrics

  1. :  a branch of medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequelae





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