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View synonyms for parturition

parturition

[ pahr-too-rish-uhn, -tyoo-, -choo- ]

noun

, Biology.
  1. the process of bringing forth young.


parturition

/ ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃən /

noun

  1. the act or process of giving birth


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Word History and Origins

Origin of parturition1

1640–50; < Late Latin parturītiōn- (stem of parturītiō ) travail, equivalent to Latin parturīt ( us ) (past participle of parturīre; parturient ) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parturition1

C17: from Late Latin parturītiō, from parturīre to be in labour

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Example Sentences

Prolapsis uteri is another, and a third to which he particularly alludes is difficulty in parturition.

The hernia is caused by the absence of proper umbilical attention and abdominal support to the child after parturition.

As usual parturition is easy; but owing to unavoidable exposure many of their infants soon die.

The older the woman is at the time of her first parturition, the greater number of male births.

There are also to be added the phenomena of emotional parturition.

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