Definition of parturition in English:


Syllabification: par·tu·ri·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpärCHo͝oˈriSHən


formal or • technical
  • The action of giving birth to young; childbirth: the weeks following parturition
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    • Cows that calve in hot summer months may experience a longer period from parturition to subsequent pregnancy.
    • Pregnancy gingivitis tends to resolve on parturition.
    • Sex differences in size and form of the pelvis are related to its function in parturition although variation in size and form are not always gender specific.


mid 17th century: from late Latin parturitio(n-), from parturire 'be in labor' (see parturient).

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