A physician who delivers babies and is in the practice of obstetrics, the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and the puerperium, the time immediately after delivery.
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A physician specializing in the medical care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. [see obstetrics]

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ob·ste·tri·cian .äb-stə-'trish-ən n a physician or veterinarian specializing in obstetrics

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ob·ste·tri·cian (ob″stə-trĭґshən) [L. obstetrix midwife] one who practices obstetrics.

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  • Obstetrician — Ob ste*tri cian, n. One skilled in obstetrics; an accoucheur; especially, a physician who specializes in obstetrics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obstetrician — (n.) 1828, from L. obstetricia midwifery, from obstetricus (see OBSTETRIC (Cf. obstetric)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obstetrician — ► NOUN ▪ a physician or surgeon qualified to practise in obstetrics …   English terms dictionary

  • obstetrician — [äb΄stə trish′ən] n. a medical doctor who specializes in obstetrics …   English World dictionary

  • obstetrician — UK [ˌɒbstəˈtrɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɑbstəˈtrɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms obstetrician : singular obstetrician plural obstetricians medical a doctor whose job is to check the health of pregnant women and help with the birth of their children …   English dictionary

  • obstetrician — noun Obstetrician is used after these nouns: ↑consultant …   Collocations dictionary

  • obstetrician — [[t]ɒ̱bstətrɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] obstetricians N COUNT An obstetrician is a doctor who is specially trained to deal with pregnant women and with women who are giving birth. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

  • obstetrician — noun Date: circa 1828 a physician specializing in obstetrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obstetrician — /ob sti trish euhn/, n. a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Abbr.: OB, ob [1820 30; < L obstetrici(a) midwifery (n. use of fem. of obstetricius; see OBSTETRICAL) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • obstetrician — noun A physician who specializes in childbirth …   Wiktionary

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