tocology


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to·col·o·gy

also to·kol·o·gy  (tō-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.

[Greek tokos, childbirth; see tek- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

tocology

(tɒˈkɒlədʒɪ) or

tokology

n
(Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth; obstetrics
[C19: from Greek tokos childbirth, from tiktein to bear]

tocology, tokology

the science of obstetrics or midwifery. — tocologist, tokologist, n.tocological, tokological, adj.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tocology - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mothertocology - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
induction of labor - (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
presentation - (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
incompetent cervix - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
fetology, foetology - the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
perinatology - the branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium
nullipara - (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
gravida I, primigravida - (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
para I, primipara - (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
quadripara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies
quintipara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies
para, parity - (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"