Definition of obstetrical in English:

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obstetrical

Pronunciation: /əbˈstetrikəl/ /äb-/

adjective

chiefly North American
Relating to childbirth and the processes associated with it.
Example sentences
  • However, there are no data to support this assertion and neither is there information about other obstetric interventions associated with medical insurance status.
  • The hospital and associated units provide obstetric care for a population of about 400 000 people.
  • The practicality of this book extends not only to the medical, gynaecological, and obstetric needs of those circumcised but also to the section on communication.

Derivatives

obstetrically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Patients with gestational hypertension have previously unrecognized chronic hypertension, emerging preeclampsia or transient hypertension of pregnancy, an obstetrically benign condition.
  • Midwives were concerned about the consequences of recommending options that contradicted obstetrically defined clinical norms.
  • The mothers of the 31,133 live births in the earlier period were demographically and obstetrically similar to the mothers of the 28,733 live births after introduction of the guidelines.

Origin

Late 17th century: via modern Latin obstetricus for Latin obstetricius (based on obstetrix 'midwife'), from obstare 'be present'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ob·stet·ri·cal

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