parturition

[pahr-too-rish-uhn, -tyoo-, -choo-]
noun Biology.
the process of bringing forth young.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin parturītiōn- (stem of parturītiō) travail, equivalent to Latin parturīt(us) (past participle of parturīre; see parturient) + -iōn- -ion

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parturition (ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃən)
 
n
the act or process of giving birth
 
[C17: from Late Latin parturītiō, from parturīre to be in labour]

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parturition par·tu·ri·tion (pär'tyu-rĭsh'ən, -tu-, pär'chə-)
n.
The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child.

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Example sentences
Both during pregnancy and after parturition cortisol increases significantly for new and experienced mothers alike.
After parturition the uterus returns almost to its former condition, but certain traces of its enlargement remains.
Trained to crises of sickness and parturition that often came at odd hours.
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