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 for Obstetrical toad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obstetric \Ob*stet"ric\ ([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]k), Obstetrical
  \Ob*stet"ric*al\ ([o^]b*st[e^]t"r[i^]*kal), a. [L. obstetricius,
     fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before:
     cf. F. obst['e]trique. See Obstacle.]
     1. Of or pertaining to childbirth, midwifery, or the period
        around the time of the birth of children; as, the
        obstetric art.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Of or pertaining to obstetrics; as, the obstetric unit of
        a hospital.
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toad \Toad\, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
     unknown origin. Cf. Tadpole.] (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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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
           [1913 Webster]
     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
     Toad snatcher (Zool.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
     Toad spittle. (Zool.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
     Tree toad. (Zool.) See under Tree.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obstetrical toad
      n 1: European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs
           wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch [syn:
           obstetrical toad, midwife toad, Alytes obstetricans]

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