Obstetrical toad
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]


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  • Obstetrical toad — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstetrical toad — noun European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch • Syn: ↑midwife toad, ↑Alytes obstetricans • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toad — Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad lizard — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad pipe — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad rush — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad snatcher — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toad spittle — Toad Toad, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of unknown origin. Cf. {Tadpole}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus {Bufo} and allied genera, especially those of the family {Bufonid[ae]}. Toads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obstetrical — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toad frog — noun any of various tailless stout bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species • Syn: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑salientian • Derivationally related forms: ↑batrachian ( …   Useful english dictionary

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