- the process of bringing forth young.
Origin of parturition
Examples from the Web for parturition
Historical Examples of parturition
The process of bringing a child into the world is called "parturition."Private Sex Advice to Women
R. B. Armitage
Chloroform is employed by some to relieve the pain of parturition.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
All appear to be viviparous, and the act of parturition is performed in the water.Reptiles and Birds
Dogs, cats and sows produce a great number at a parturition.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I
The increased difficulty of parturition seemed to be an important factor.The Idiot
- the act or process of giving birth
Word Origin for parturition
1640s, from Latin parturitionem (nominative parturitio), noun of action from past participle stem of parturire (see parturient).
- The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child.