Definitions

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

  • n. The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the branch of medicine that deals with childbirth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of obstetrics, or midwifery; that department of medicine which treats of parturition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of medicine which treats of parturition; obstetrics.

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

Etymologies

Greek tokos, childbirth; see tek- in Indo-European roots + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek τόκος (tokos, "childbirth"), from τίκτω (tiktō, "I give birth"). (Wiktionary)

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