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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·stet·ric Ob·stet·ric·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to childbirth, midwifery, or the period around the time of the birth of children; as, the obstetric art.
 Obstetrical toad Zool., a European toad of the genus Alytes, especially Alytes obstetricans. The eggs are laid in a string which the male winds around his legs, and carries about until the young are hatched.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Toad n.  Zool. Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.
 Note:The common toad (Bufo vulgaris) and the natterjack are familiar European species. The common American toad (Bufo lentiginosus) is similar to the European toad, but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by leaping.
 Obstetrical toad. Zool. See under Obstetrical.
 Surinam toad. Zool. See Pita.
 Toad lizard Zool., a horned toad.
 Toad pipe Bot., a hollow-stemmed plant (Equisetum limosum) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.
 Toad rush Bot., a low-growing kind of rush (Juncus bufonius).
 Toad snatcher Zool., the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
 Toad spittle. Zool. See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
 Tree toad. Zool. See under Tree.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 obstetrical toad
      n : European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped
          around its hind legs until they hatch [syn: midwife toad,
           Alytes obstetricans]