noun[mass noun] formal or technical
The action of giving birth to young; childbirth: the weeks following parturition
More example sentences
- 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 labour' (see parturient).