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.
The significance of the phenomenon is manifested by fetal and placental abnormalities that are associated with increased rates of pregnancy losses, particularly in the first 60 days of gestation (11, 17, 18, 19), and placental and fetal alterations that culminate in hydrops of the fetal membranes, late abortion, prolonged gestation, diminished signs of parturition, dystocia and birth of large calves with lower postnatal survival (5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26).
Parturition, the process by which the fetus is expelled from the uterus, is largely stimulated by increased expression of uterine oxytocin receptors (OXTR) and increased synthesis of intrauterine prostaglandin (PG) [E.
One female from February (LACM 166231) contained corpora lutea and convoluted oviducts indicating parturition had recently occurred.
In many cases this results in a period of infertility following parturition.
Therapeutic interventions that target earlier steps in parturition should prove more effective in delaying birth than currently used agents, which have only limited effectiveness.
Unlike other NSAID's orally administered, BA failed to prolong gestation period, parturition time in pregnant rats and did not affect the of castor oil-induced diarrhea effects attributed to inhibition of PG's.
sipedon were hand collected from Collins Creek (Butler County, Ohio) and maintained in the laboratory until parturition.
As a paradigm of human subjectivity, pregnancy, birth and parturition dramatise a dynamic nexus of transition or becoming--a drama of attachment and dependence, yet also of emergence and differentiation.
However, the litter size at weaning of does fed a high-energy, low-fiber diet may be greater than that of does fed a lower-energy, higher-fiber diet because of the increased energy reserves in these bunnies at parturition (Xiccato, Bernardini, Castellini, Dalle Zotte, Queaque, & Trocino, 1999).
Arctic foxes prefer to use dens excavated in sandy, well-drained substrate for parturition and pup-rearing (Audet et al.