A branch of medicine dealing with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period during which they recover from childbirth. See also gynecology.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Ob*stet"rics (?), n. [Cf. F. obst'etrique. See Obstetric.]

The science of midwifery; the art of assisting women in parturition, or in the trouble incident to childbirth.

 

© Webster 1913.

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