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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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Examples for parturient
  • The failure in indwelling epidural catheter for a parturient might cause an anesthetic difficulty.
British Dictionary definitions for parturient

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 parturient
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 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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