Definition of obstetric in English:

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Pronunciation: /əbˈstɛtrɪk/


Relating to childbirth and the processes associated with it: obstetric and gynaecological services at the hospital
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  • 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.


Mid 18th century: via modern Latin obstetricus from Latin obstetricius (based on obstetrix 'midwife'), from obstare 'be present'.

Words that rhyme with obstetric

anthropometric, asymmetric, diametric, geometric, isometric, kilometric, metric, psychometric, pyrometric, sociometric

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