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obstē^trīcĭus (opst- ) or -tĭus , a, um, adj. obstetrix,
I.of or belonging to a midwife, obstetric (post -Aug.).
I. Lit.: “manūs obstetriciae,Arn. 3, 166.—
B. Trop., Front. Orat. p. 246.—
II. Subst.: obstē^-trīcĭa (sc. officia), ōrum, n., midwifery, obstetrics: “Jove Liberum parturiente inter obstetricia dearum,Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 140.
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