Ob*stet"ric (?), Ob*stet"ric*al (?), a. [L. obstetricius, fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before: cf.F. obst'etrique. See Obstacle.]

Of or pertaining to midwifery, or the delivery of women in childbed; as, the obstetric art.

Obstetrical toad Zool., a European toad of the genus Alytes, especially A. obstetricans. The eggs are laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and carries about until the young are hatched.


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