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Medical Term:

obstetrics

Pronunciation: ob-stet'riks

Definition: The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.

Synonym(s): tocology

[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

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