ac·​couche | \ aˈküsh, əˈ- \

Definition of accouche

: to assist during an accouchement

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First Known Use of accouche

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accouche

French accoucher

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“Accouche.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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