Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The techniques and practice of a midwife.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practice of obstetrics; the practice of assisting women in childbirth.
  • noun Assistance at childbirth or in production.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.
  • noun Assistance at childbirth; help or coöperation in production.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice and science of being a midwife.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
  • noun assisting women at childbirth

Etymologies

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From midwife +‎ -ery.

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