[ob-sti-trish-uh n] /ˌɒb stɪˈtrɪʃ ən/
a physician who specializes in .
Abbreviation: OB, ob.
a physician who specializes in obstetrics
1828, from Latin obstetricia “midwifery,” from obstetricus (see obstetric) on model of physician.
obstetrician ob·ste·tri·cian (ŏb’stĭ-trĭsh’ən)
A physician who specializes in obstetrics.
obstetrician-gynecologist n. A physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.
[uh b-ste-triks] /əbˈstɛ trɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of medical science concerned with childbirth and caring for and treating women in or in connection with childbirth. Abbreviation: OB, ob. /ɒbˈstɛtrɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth and the treatment of women before and after […]
n. early 15c., from Medieval Latin obstinantia, from obstinantem, from obstinatus “resolved, determined, resolute” (see obstinate).
[ob-stuh-nit] /ˈɒb stə nɪt/ adjective 1. firmly or stubbornly adhering to one’s purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. 2. characterized by inflexible persistence or an unyielding attitude; inflexibly persisted in or carried out: obstinate advocacy of high tariffs. 3. not easily controlled or overcome: the obstinate growth of weeds. 4. not […]