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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hospital, Birth
obstetricsob‧stet‧rics /əbˈstetrɪks/ noun [uncountable]  MHMBthe part of medical science that deals with the birth of childrenGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Obstetrics is followed by a singular verb: Obstetrics was her specialism at medical school.obstetric adjective
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obstetricsThere is a dire need to encourage juniors into academic obstetrics and gynaecology.The research itself was laboratory based, although directly relevant to academic obstetrics.He's a medical student, doing an obstetrics and gynaecology elective at the District.Both gynaecology and obstetrics challenged traditional lines of demarcation between medicine and surgery.On leaving Hunter's, White returned to Manchester to continue his studies, developing his interests in surgery and obstetrics.To get experience in obstetrics and gynaecology for vocational training I had to come back to London.
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