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Related to parturiency: puerpera


 (pär-to͝or′ē-ənt, -tyo͝or′-)
1. About to bring forth young; being in labor.
2. Of or relating to giving birth.
3. About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.

[Latin parturiēns, parturient-, present participle of parturīre, to be in labor, from partus, past participle of parere, to give birth; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par·tu′ri·en·cy n.


the state or condition of bringing forth young or being about to begin parturition. — parturient, adj.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parturiency - concluding state of pregnancyparturiency - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
uterine contraction - a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
effacement - shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
premature labor, premature labour - labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
asynclitism, obliquity - the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle


The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
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His conversation bore about it a steady parturiency, like the sort of grass that sends out runners to root in every direction.