Etymology
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obstetrics (n.)

"science of midwifery, the department of medicine which deals with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy and childbirth," 1819, from obstetric (adj.); also see -ics.

updated on July 26, 2019

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Definitions of obstetrics from WordNet

obstetrics (n.)
the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother;
Synonyms: ob / tocology / midwifery
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.