ob

1 of 4

abbreviation (1)

1
[Latin obiit] he died; she died
2
observation

Ob

2 of 4

abbreviation (2)

variants or Obad
Obadiah

OB

3 of 4

abbreviation (3)

obstetric; obstetrician; obstetrics

ob-

4 of 4

prefix

: inversely
obovate

Word History

Etymology

Prefix

New Latin, from Latin, in the way, against, toward, from ob in the way of, on account of; akin to Old Church Slavonic o, ob on, around

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Cite this Entry

“Ob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ob. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

OB

abbreviation
1
obstetric
2
obstetrician
3
obstetrics

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