Definitions for Obstetricsəbˈstɛ trɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•stet•rics*əbˈstɛ trɪks(n.)

  1. the branch of medical science concerned with childbirth and caring for and treating women in or in connection with childbirth.

    Category: Medicine

* (used with a sing. v.).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstetrics, OB, tocology, midwifery(noun)

    the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother


  1. obstetrics(Noun)

    The care of women during and after pregnancy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obstetrics(noun)

    the science of midwifery; the art of assisting women in parturition, or in the trouble incident to childbirth


  1. Obstetrics

    Obstetrics is the medical specialty dealing with the care of all women's reproductive tracts and their children during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Many obstetricians are also gynecologists, meaning they perform in both specialties. In the United States, these physicians are commonly referred to as OB/GYNs.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Obstetrics

    A medical-surgical specialty concerned with management and care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obstetrics(noun singular)

the science of helping women before, during, and after, the birth of babies.

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