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The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]
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The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.
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tocology(tō-kŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
Science of parturition and obstetrics.
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