- bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
- pertaining to parturition.
- bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
Origin of parturient
Examples from the Web for parturient
It is called dropping after calving, from its following the parturient state.Cattle and Their Diseases
There was some laughing at the parturient mountain and the still-born mouse, but a graver cheerfulness was the reigning emotion.
Parturient women under such circumstances occasionally succumb to the typhoid condition into which they are thrown.
It must be confessed that they have not wholly escaped the fate that is apt to befall the progeny of parturient mountains.Pot-Boilers
The foal rarely survives four hours after the onset of parturient throes.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- of or relating to childbirth
- giving birth
- producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
Word Origin and History for parturient
"about to give birth," 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire "be in labor," literally "desire to bring forth," desiderative of parere "to bear" (see pare). Related: Parturiency.
- Of or relating to giving birth.
- About to bring forth young; being in labor.