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parturient

adjective par·tu·ri·ent \ pär-ˈtu̇r-ē-ənt , -ˈtyu̇r- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of parturient

1 : bringing forth or about to bring forth young
2 : of or relating to parturition

Origin and Etymology of parturient

borrowed from Latin parturient-, parturiens, present participle of parturīre "to be in labor, be ready to give birth," from partus (past participle of parere "to give birth to, bring into being, produce") + -urīre, desiderative suffix; parere going back to Indo-European *perh3-/*pr̥h3- "bring forth, give rise to, produce," whence also Old Irish ernaid "(s/he) bestows, grants," Greek époron "(s/he) provided, gave, granted," Sanskrit pṛṇā́ti "(s/he) gives, bestows"
Note: Usually included as prefixed forms of the verb pariō, parere are comperio, comperīre "to discover, ascertain" and reperiō, reperīre "to find, discover," though these might equally well belong to the base of perītus "practiced, experienced," experior, experīrī "to put to the test, attempt, have experience of, undergo," etc. (see etymology and note at 1peril). See also pare.


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parturient

noun

Definition of parturient

: a parturient individual

Origin and Etymology of parturient

derivative of 1parturient


Medical Dictionary

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parturient

adjective par·tu·ri·ent \ pär-ˈt(y)u̇r-ē-ənt \

medical Definition of parturient

1 : bringing forth or about to bring forth young
2 : of or relating to parturition
  • parturient pangs
3 : typical of parturition
  • the parturient uterus

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parturient

noun

medical Definition of parturient

: a parturient individual
  • parturients are at high risk for aspiration
  • —R. M. Meyer

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