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Midwife

Midwife Meaning & Definition
Midwife Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Midwife?

[n] a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

Synonyms | Synonyms for Midwife: accoucheuse

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See Also | nurse

Midwife In Webster's Dictionary

\Mid"wife`\, n.; pl. {Midwives}. [OE. midwif, fr. AS. mid with (akin to Gr. ?) + ? woman, wife. Properly, the woman or wife who is attendant upon a woman in childbirth. See {Meta-}, and {Wife}.] A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art.
\Mid"wife`\, v. t. To assist in childbirth.
\Mid"wife`\, v. i. To perform the office of midwife.

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