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parturition Line breaks: par¦tur|ition
Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of parturition in English:


[mass noun] 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.
archaic confinement, childbed, accouchement, travail


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

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