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parturition

parturition

noun par·tu·ri·tion \ˌpär-chə-ˈri-shən, ˌpär-ty-, ˌpär-tə-\

Definition of PARTURITION

:  the action or process of giving birth to offspring

Examples of PARTURITION

  1. <parturition can sometimes proceed more quickly than anticipated>

Origin of PARTURITION

Late Latin parturition-, parturitio, from Latin parturire
First Known Use: 1646

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, ontogeny

parturition

noun par·tu·ri·tion \ˌpärt-ə-ˈrish-ən, ˌpär-chə-, ˌpär-ty-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARTURITION

:  the action or process of giving birth to offspring
par·tu·ri·tion·al \-əl\ adjective

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