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Meaning of nurse-midwife

nurse-mid•wife

Pronunciation: (nûrs'mid'wīf"), [key]
— pl. -wives.
  1. a nurse skilled in assisting women in the prenatal period and in childbirth, esp. at home or in another nonhospital setting.
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