Origin of parturient
Examples from the Web for parturient
There was some laughing at the parturient mountain and the still-born mouse, but a graver cheerfulness was the reigning emotion.
Applied to the breasts of parturient women it dries up the milk and in the same way tends to reduce any glandular enlargement.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
In former years, puerperal fever took the lives of from five to fifty of each one hundred parturient mothers.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
Parturient women under such circumstances occasionally succumb to the typhoid condition into which they are thrown.
No human being, save a pregnant or parturient woman, is susceptible to the poison.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for parturient
Word Origin for parturient
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.