parturient

[pahr-toor-ee-uhnt, -tyoor-]
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:
1585–95; < 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

parturiency, noun
postparturient, adjective
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parturient (pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to childbirth
2.  giving birth
3.  producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
 
[C16: via Latin parturīre, from parere to bring forth]
 
par'turiency
 
n

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parturient
"about to give birth," 1592, from L. parturientem (nom. parturiens), prp. of parturire "be in labor," desiderative of parere "to bear" (see parent).
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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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The failure in indwelling epidural catheter for a parturient might cause an anesthetic difficulty.
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