obstetric

obstetric
obstetric [əb stet′rik, äbste′trik]
adj.
ModL obstetricus, for L obstetricius, belonging to a midwife < obstetrix, midwife, lit., she who stands before < ob- (see OB-) + stare, to STAND
of childbirth or obstetrics: also obstetrical
obstetrically
adv.

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ob·stet·ric (ŏb-stĕtʹrĭk, əb-) also ob·stet·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.
  [Latin obstetrīcius, pertaining to a midwife, from obstetrīx, obstetrīc-, midwife, from obstitus, past participle of obstāre, to stand opposite to : ob-, opposite to; see ob- + stāre, to stand; See stā-.   ob·stetʹri·cal·ly adv.

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