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obstē^trīco (opst- ), āre, v. n. and
I.a. [id.], to perform the office of a midwife (eccl. Lat.), Tert. ad Nat. 2, 12: “Hebraeas (sc. mulieres),to assist in childbirth, Vulg. Exod. 1, 16: “obstetricandi scientia,id. ib. 1, 19.—
B. Trop.: “poëtis obstetricantibus,Tert. ad Nat. 2, 2.
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