(Science: zoology) Obstetrical toad, a European toad of the genus Alytes, especially A. Obstetricans. The eggs are laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and carries about until the young are hatched.
Origin: L. Obstetricius, fr. Obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. Obstare to stand before: cf.F. Obstetrique. See Obstacle.