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Definition of Accoucheuse

Accoucheuse: French for a woman who is an obstetrician (a physician skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and the time after delivery) or a midwife (today a non-physician trained to assist a woman during childbirth). The ending "-euse" is feminine and indicates that the accoucheuse is a woman.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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