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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The care of women during and after pregnancy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of midwifery.
  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with childbirth or the care of women in parturition, or in the trouble incident to childbirth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of medical art which deals with parturition and the treatment and care of women during pregnancy and childbirth; the practice of midwifery.

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

  • n. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

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