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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a male obstetrician or midwife
[literally: one who is present at the bedside]
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(ˌæk uˈʃɜr)

a person who assists during childbirth, esp. an obstetrician.
[1750–60; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accoucheur - a physician specializing in obstetricsaccoucheur - a physician specializing in obstetrics
perinatologist - an obstetrician specializing in perinatology
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
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Gambit-- a practitioner just a little lower in status than Wrench or Toller, and especially esteemed as an accoucheur, of whose ability Mr.
He had not indeed great resources of education, and had had to work his own way against a good deal of professional contempt; but he made none the worse accoucheur for calling the breathing apparatus "longs."
As to me, I think my sister must have had some general idea that I was a young offender whom an Accoucheur Policemen had taken up (on my birthday) and delivered over to her, to be dealt with according to the outraged majesty of the law.
"When her confinement is due, send to Moscow for an accoucheur....
Allocation of the accoucheurs (qualified midwives) in maternity unit should be strengthened so that the pregnant mothers should get familiar to the health care provided by them.
the political system should permeate every section of public and private life, analogously to the view of the erstwhile accoucheurs of the communist system.
Cela reflete la qualite de la formation des pompiers accoucheurs [beaucoup plus grand que], a precise le directeur general de la Protection civile.
I was one of its accoucheurs; I helped nurture the creature in its infancy by feeding it great draughts of blood and money; I guided it through its adolescence as it grew fecklessly out of control.
According to this report, accoucheurs should consider cutting a mediolateral episiotomy for perineal protection each time they perform operative vaginal delivery.