obstetric

adjective

ob·​stet·​ric əb-ˈste-trik How to pronounce obstetric (audio)
äb-
variants or obstetrical
: of, relating to, or associated with childbirth or obstetrics
obstetrically adverb

Examples of obstetric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is still reviewing the policy, the organization is worried adding new conditions of Medicare participation on maternal care could wind up reducing patient access to obstetric services. Maya Goldman, Axios, 11 July 2024 Misoprostol was first designed to treat ulcers but is now commonly used to manage obstetric conditions. Krissi Danielsson, Parents, 1 July 2024 Why Male Midwives Concealed the Obstetric Forceps The history of obstetric forceps shows the dangers of privatizing important medical know-how. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 Lizzie brings obstetric expertise and a brutal class consciousness to the deliberations. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for obstetric 

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Word History

Etymology

modification of Latin obstetricius, from obstetric-, obstetrix midwife, from obstare

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obstetric was in 1672

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Cite this Entry

“Obstetric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstetric. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

obstetric

adjective
ob·​stet·​ric əb-ˈste-trik How to pronounce obstetric (audio)
äb-
variants or obstetrical
: of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics

Medical Definition

obstetric

adjective
ob·​stet·​ric əb-ˈste-trik, äb- How to pronounce obstetric (audio)
variants or obstetrical
: of, relating to, or associated with childbirth or obstetrics
obstetrically adverb

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