parturition

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

Definition of parturition

  1. :  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

Late Latin parturition-, parturitio, from Latin parturire

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parturition

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noun par·tu·ri·tion \ˌpärt-ə-ˈrish-ən, ˌpär-chə-, ˌpär-tyu̇-\

Medical Definition of parturition

  1. :  the action or process of giving birth to offspring :  childbirth

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