parturition

noun par·tu·ri·tion \ ˌpär-chə-ˈri-shən , ˌpär-tyu̇- , ˌpär-tə- \
|Updated on: 22 May 2018
: the action or process of giving birth to offspring : childbirth

Examples of parturition in a Sentence

  1. parturition can sometimes proceed more quickly than anticipated

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Origin and Etymology of parturition

borrowed from Medieval Latin parturītiōn-, parturītiō "act of giving birth" (Late Latin, "bringing forth, travail"), from Latin parturīre "to be in labor, be ready to give birth" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at parturient

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parturition

noun par·tu·ri·tion \ ˌpärt-ə-ˈrish-ən , ˌpär-chə- , ˌpär-tyu̇- \
: the action or process of giving birth to offspring : childbirth

parturitional

play \-əl\ adjective


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