Adjective "obstetrical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əbˈstɛtrɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to childbirth and the processes associated with it.

    Definitions

    1. of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.

    2. of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics. Abbreviation:OB, ob.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "homecares can be obstetrical."

    "anaesthesias can be obstetrical."

    "societies can be obstetrical."

    "histories can be obstetrical."

    "details can be obstetrical."

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    Origin

    (obstetric)Late 17th century: via modern Latin obstetricus for Latin obstetricius (based on obstetrix ‘midwife’), from obstare ‘be present’.