Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a physician specializing in obstetrics

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Synonyms of Accoucheur


Alternate forms of Accoucheur

Hyponyms: perinatologist

Hypernyms: medical specialist, specialist

Origin of the word Accoucheur

  1. 1759, "midwife" (properly, "male midwife"), from Fr. (Jules Cl?ment, later 17c.), agent noun from accoucher "to go to childbed, be delivered," originally "to lie down" (12c.), from O.Fr. culcher "to lie," from L. collocare, from com- "with" + locare "to place" (see locate). The fem. is accoucheuse (1847). Related: Accouchement (1… more

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