Obstetric Ob*stet"ric ([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]k), Obstetrical Ob*stet"ric*al ([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]*kal), a. [L. obstetricius, fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before: cf. F. obst['e]trique. See {Obstacle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to childbirth, midwifery, or the period around the time of the birth of children; as, the obstetric art. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to obstetrics; as, the obstetric unit of a hospital. [PJC]

{Obstetrical toad} (Zo["o]l.), a European toad of the genus {Alytes}, especially {Alytes obstetricans}. The eggs are laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and carries about until the young are hatched. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • obstétrical — obstétrical, ale (ob sté tri kal, ka l ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui a rapport aux accouchements. Les préceptes obstétricaux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. obstétrique …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • obstetrical — adj. 2 g. Obstétrico …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • obstétrical — obstétrique [ ɔpstetrik ] n. f. • 1834; adj. 1803 ; du lat. obstetrix « sage femme » ♦ Partie de la médecine qui traite de la grossesse et des accouchements (⇒aussi gynécologie). Adj. OBSTÉTRICAL, ALE, AUX , 1818 . ● obstétrical, obstétricale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • obstetrical — adjective see obstetric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obstetrical — obstetrically, adv. /euhb ste tri keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery. 2. of or pertaining to childbirth or obstetrics. Abbr.: OB, ob Also, obstetric.… …   Universalium

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  • obstetrical — É™b stetrɪkl adj. of obstetrics; of childbirth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstetrical — ob·stet·ri·cal …   English syllables

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