ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio) \

Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

Examples of obstetrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an interview at his clinic in the coastal town of Moruya, Dr. Holland, an obstetrician, recalled sheltering from the fires in his office. New York Times, 16 May 2022 An obstetrician gave Joice, who was 39 weeks along, the okay to see the show. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Suzanne Stammler, an Air Force obstetrician who was brought to Ramstein from her base in England. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2021 Another thing many women don’t realize is that not every hospital has an obstetrician there 24/7. Adriana Gallardo, ProPublica, 10 May 2022 After staunching the bleeding, an obstetrician wanted to perform a procedure called a dilation and curettage — commonly referred to as a D&C — to remove the tissue from the uterus. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 6 May 2022 Albert Hsu, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Columbia, Mo., said the Missouri health department’s wastewater monitoring has helped persuade some pregnant patients to get vaccinated. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 She was forced to leave her job as an obstetrician this year when the government mandated coronavirus vaccines for all health care workers. New York Times, 16 Dec. 2021 Months into the pregnancy, their obstetrician recommended the mother undergo genetic testing to rule out abnormalities. Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of obstetrician

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Obstetrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstetrician. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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