the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
Syn: ↑obstetrics, ↑OB, ↑midwifery
Derivationally related forms: ↑obstetric (for: ↑obstetrics), ↑obstetrical (for: ↑obstetrics), ↑obstetrician (for: ↑obstetrics)
Members of this Topic:
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medical specialty
Hyponyms: ↑fetology, ↑foetology, ↑perinatology

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  • Tocology — To*col o*gy, n. [Gr. ? a birth + logy.] The science of obstetrics, or midwifery; that department of medicine which treats of parturition. [Written also {tokology}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tocology — [tō käl′ə jē] n. [< Gr tokos, childbirth < tiktein, to bear + LOGY] OBSTETRICS …   English World dictionary

  • tocology — SYN: obstetrics. [toco + G. logos, study] * * * tocology var of TOKOLOGY …   Medical dictionary

  • tocology — /toh kol euh jee/, n. obstetrics. Also, tokology. [1820 30; < Gk tóko(s) child, childbirth + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tocology — noun the branch of medicine that deals with childbirth Syn: midwifery, obstetrics …   Wiktionary

  • tocology — obstetrics; midwifery Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tocology — n. obstetrics or midwifery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tocology — n. Midwifery, obstetrics …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tocology — to·col·o·gy …   English syllables

  • tocology — The study of obstetrics or midwifery …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • tocology — /təˈkɒlədʒi/ (say tuh koluhjee) noun Rare the branch of medical science concerned with caring for and treating women in, before, and after childbirth; obstetrics. Also, tokology. {Greek toko(s) childbirth + logy} –tocologist, noun …  

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