parturient

adjective
par·tu·ri·ent | \pär-ˈtu̇r-ē-ənt, -ˈtyu̇r-\

Definition of parturient 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : bringing forth or about to bring forth young

2 : of or relating to parturition

parturient

noun

Definition of parturient (Entry 2 of 2)

: a parturient individual

First Known Use of parturient

Adjective

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parturient

Adjective

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 peril entry 1). See also pare.

Noun

derivative of parturient entry 1

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parturient

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

Medical Definition of parturient 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : bringing forth or about to bring forth young

2 : of or relating to parturition parturient pangs

3 : typical of parturition the parturient uterus

parturient

noun

Medical Definition of parturient (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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