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 - 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.
To rephrase Shakespeare's Juliet, parturition is such sweet sorrow.
The transition period, from 21 d before to 21 d after parturition, is the most stressful time in the production cycle of dairy cows because of depressed dry matter intake (DMI) and marked changes in metabolism that support late gestation, parturition and the onset of milk synthesis [1-3].
Her research experience relates to pregnancy, mortality, parturition, blood pressure, diabetes, and sexual behavior as risk factors for the human papillomavirus infection.
Their topics include advocate of Mary: Marian parturition in medieval Iberian literature and culture, on the sources and contexts of late medieval Castilian devotional practice: pain and popular piety in G mes Manrique's Representaci n del nacimento de Nuestro Senor, listening and learning from Oria in Berceo's Vida de Santa Oria, and Mary's virginity in Ramon Lhull's Libre de Santa Maria.
Most of the cows in first or later parturition belonged to the zebu group (41.67% and 48.66%, respectively) followed by the crosses between zebus and Bos Taurus taurus (27.08% and 26.20% respectively).
The expected hypothesis was that the combination of uterine lavage and oxytocin administration performed 4 h before and 4 h after breeding in foal heat would shorten the interval between parturition and first ovulation, increase pregnancy rates and decrease early embryonic death rates.
The efficacy of this ventilation method can be variable in function of the environmental conditions, as well as in function of the parturition order of the sows (Romanini et al., 2008; Barbari & Conti, 2009).
Mammary cell activity and milk yield is stimulated by increased milking frequency (Knight and Wilde, 1987; Knight and Wilde, 1993) and suckling from one parturition to the next (Farmer, 2013).
CAN INDUCTION OF PARTURITION EFFECT THE VAGINAL BACTERIAL FLORA IN EWES?
At one month post parturition, copper levels in supplemented dams showed significant increase from zero day values respectively.