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childbearing

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adjective child·bear·ing \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌber-iŋ\

Definition of childbearing

  1. :  of or relating to the process of conceiving, being pregnant with, and giving birth to children <women of childbearing age>

childbearing noun


14th Century

First Known Use of childbearing

14th century


Medical Dictionary

childbearing

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noun child·bear·ing \ˈchīl(d)-ˌbar-iŋ, -ˌber-\

Medical Definition of childbearing

  1. :  the act of bringing forth children :  childbirth

childbearing adjective




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