obstetrician

noun

ob·​ste·​tri·​cian ˌäb-stə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio)
: a physician specializing in obstetrics

Examples of obstetrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, women who are flooded with sorrow after suffering miscarriages frequently have their suffering dismissed by their obstetricians, who claim that miscarriages are par for the course. Patricia Steckler, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2024 Ultimately, emergency physicians call in hospital obstetricians to decide treatment for pregnant patients in pain, bleeding, or who might have a dangerous infection. Cindy Krischer Goodman, Sun Sentinel, 21 June 2024 The family's lawyers contended the boy suffered brain damage when an attending obstetrician and four nurses didn't perform a timely Caesarean section on his mother. Emily Lawler, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2024 Prior to that day, the woman had bi-weekly routine visits with her obstetrician, Dr. Christina Acocella, M.D. and ultrasound imaging showed a healthy fetus, the suit says. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for obstetrician 

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of obstetrician was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Obstetrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstetrician. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

obstetrician

noun
ob·​ste·​tri·​cian ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio)
: a physician specializing in obstetrics

Medical Definition

obstetrician

noun
ob·​ste·​tri·​cian ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio)
: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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