Definition of monitrice in English:

monitrice

noun

  • A woman who gives guidance and support during pregnancy and labour; an accoucheuse or midwife.

Pronunciation

monitrice

/ˈmɒnɪtriːs/ /mɒnɪˈtriːs/

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in American Journal of Nursing. From French monitrice, feminine form corresponding to moniteur guide, instructor.