Origin of parturient
Related Words for parturientabundant, big, enceinte, expectant, expecting, fecund, fertile, fraught, fruitful, gravid, heavy, hopeful, productive, prolific, replete, teeming, anticipating, parous, preggers
Examples from the Web for parturient
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin 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.