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parturition

[ pahr-too-rish-uh n, -tyoo-, -choo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF parturition

Synonyms for parturition

  • birth
  • delivery
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The process of bringing a child into the world is called "parturition."

Chloroform is employed by some to relieve the pain of parturition.

All appear to be viviparous, and the act of parturition is performed in the water.

Dogs, cats and sows produce a great number at a parturition.

The increased difficulty of parturition seemed to be an important factor.

The ewe does not often require mechanical assistance in parturition.

It does not always happen that the parturition is effected with ease.

For this the operator had better dress as for a parturition case.

A lucky accident precipitated its parturition in the course of the year 1858.

All parts are invariably preserved after the parturition as they were before.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin parturitionem (nominative parturitio), noun of action from past participle stem of parturire (see parturient).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PARTURITION

accouchement

nounbirth
  • birthing
  • childbearing
  • childbed
  • childbirth
  • delivery
  • labor
  • lying-in
  • parturition

blessed event

nounlive birth of a child
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