obstetrics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ob·stet·rics \ əb-ˈste-triks , äb- \

Definition of obstetrics

: a branch of medical science that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period

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First Known Use of obstetrics

1816


OBSTETRICS Defined for English Language Learners

obstetrics

noun

Definition of obstetrics for English Language Learners

  • medical : a branch of medicine that deals with the birth of children and with the care of women before, during, and after they give birth to children


Medical Dictionary

obstetrics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction ob·stet·rics \ əb-ˈste-triks, äb- \

medical Definition of obstetrics

: a branch of medical science that deals with birth and with its antecedents and sequelae


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