Obstancy

Ob"stan*cy

(?), n. [L. obstantia, fr. obstans, p. pr. of obstare. See Obstacle.] Opposition; impediment; obstruction. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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Ob*stet"ric

(b*stt"rk),

Ob*stet"ric*al

(b*stt"r*kl), } a. [L. obstetricius, fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before: cf. F. obsttrique. See Obstacle.] 1. Of or pertaining to childbirth, midwifery, or the period around the time of the birth of children; as, the obstetric art.
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2. Of or pertaining to obstetrics; as, the obstetric unit of a hospital.
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Obstetrical toad (Zol.), a European toad of the genus Alytes, especially Alytes obstetricans. The eggs are laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and carries about until the young are hatched.
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