[pahr-too-rish-uh n, -tyoo-, -choo-]
- the process of bringing forth young.
Origin of parturition
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All appear to be viviparous, and the act of parturition is performed in the water.Reptiles and Birds
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- the act or process of giving birth
C17: from Late Latin parturītiō, from parturīre to be in labour
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Word Origin and History for parturition
1640s, from Latin parturitionem (nominative parturitio), noun of action from past participle stem of parturire (see parturient).
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- The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child.
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