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parturiency

[ pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r- ]SEE DEFINITION OF parturiency

Synonyms for parturiency

  • fertilization
  • germination
  • gestation
  • gravidity
  • gravidness
  • impregnation
  • propagation
  • child-bearing
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WORD ORIGIN

"about to give birth," 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire "be in labor," literally "desire to bring forth," desiderative of parere "to bear" (see pare). Related: Parturiency.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PARTURIENCY

childbearing

noungiving birth
  • accouchement
  • birthing
  • childbirth
  • lying-in
  • motherhood
  • parturiency
  • parturition
  • pregnancy
  • travail

pregnancy

noungestation
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