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parturient

[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, -ˈtyʊər-/
adjective
1.
bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
2.
pertaining to parturition.
3.
bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin parturient- (stem of parturiēns) being in labor, literally, desiring to bring forth (present participle of parturīre to be about to give birth), equivalent to part(us) (past participle of parere to bring forth, bear) + -uri- desiderative suffix + -ent- -ent
Related forms
parturiency, noun
postparturient, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parturiency

parturient

/pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to childbirth
2.
giving birth
3.
producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
Derived Forms
parturiency, noun
Word Origin
C16: via Latin parturīre, from parere to bring forth
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Word Origin and History for parturiency

parturient

adj.

"about to give birth," 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire "be in labor," literally "desire to bring forth," desiderative of parere "to bear" (see pare). Related: Parturiency.

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parturiency in Medicine

parturient par·tu·ri·ent (pär-tur'ē-ənt, -tyur'-)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to giving birth.

  2. About to bring forth young; being in labor.

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