parturition


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par·tu·ri·tion

 (pär′tyo͝o-rĭsh′ən, -to͝o-, pär′chə-)
n.
The act or process of giving birth to one or more offspring.

[Late Latin parturītiō, parturītiōn-, from Latin parturītus, past participle of parturīre, to be in labor; see parturient.]

parturition

(ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃən)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the act or process of giving birth
[C17: from Late Latin parturītiō, from parturīre to be in labour]

par•tu•ri•tion

(ˌpɑr tʊˈrɪʃ ən, -tyʊ-, -tʃʊ-)

n.
the act or process of bringing forth young; childbirth.
[1640–50; < Late Latin parturītiō= Latin parturī(re) (see parturient) + -tiō -tion]

parturition

childbirth; the act or process of giving birth. — parturient, adj.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parturition - the process of giving birthparturition - the process of giving birth    
brooding, incubation - sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
calving - giving birth to a calf
accouchement, childbearing, childbirth, vaginal birth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
farrow, farrowing - the production of a litter of pigs
hatch, hatching - the production of young from an egg
egg laying, laying - the production of eggs (especially in birds)
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"

parturition

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
Translations

parturition

[ˌpɑːtjʊəˈrɪʃən] N (frm) → parturición f, parto m

parturition

n (form)Entbindung f

par·tu·ri·tion

n. parto, alumbramiento.
References in classic literature ?
The sutures in the skulls of young mammals have been advanced as a beautiful adaptation for aiding parturition, and no doubt they facilitate, or may be indispensable for this act; but as sutures occur in the skulls of young birds and reptiles, which have only to escape from a broken egg, we may infer that this structure has arisen from the laws of growth, and has been taken advantage of in the parturition of the higher animals.
Mammary tissue samples (approximately, 1 g) from 3 lactating yaks were collected by biopsy of the right or left rear quarters at -30 (-27[+ or -]3), -15, 1, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180, and 240 days relative to parturition (d).
social mores," not only in her representation of "the erotic and corporeal," but most provocatively, "in the way her work broaches darker troubled response to pregnancy and parturition.
The stage of parturition (completed, in progress, first pup delivered) was also recorded.
The ischiorectal fat pad also allows for dilation of the vagina during parturition when the foetal head virtually eliminates the space.
1) The juxtaposition, though scotched by his dealer, who deemed parturition a taboo topic, would have pitted bright white marble against gleaming metal, as well as life's violent beginnings in childbirth (a key avant-garde topic) against its violent end.
Females began to form small colonies (range, 1-8 individuals) during early May, and parturition occurred during late June and early July (sex ratio of young = 1:1).
This was a large muskrat, that appeared to have an inflammated vulva and protruding nipples, and we surmised it was a female close to parturition.
The Healthy Lambing Guide also comes with an appendix containing a useful parturition table and a register, which can be used to chart details of lambs born and those receiving treatment.
Chapter 4, "Childbirth, or the Paradoxical Body," is about impressions of parturition, which equals pain and was often deadly in the past.
Mark Knights (41-70) elegantly demonstrates that "meer" collocates itself with "religion," not as an index of insignificance, but of a parturition from a new secular understanding of politics.
However, animal studies indicate that there are no direct or indirect harmful effects with respect to pregnancy, embryonic/fetal development, parturition or post natal development.