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parturition

[pahr-too-rish-uh n, -tyoo-, -choo-] /ˌpɑr tʊˈrɪʃ ən, -tyʊ-, -tʃʊ-/
noun, Biology
1.
the process of bringing forth young.
Origin
1640-1650
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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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for parturition

parturition

/ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of giving birth
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin parturītiō, from parturīre to be in labour
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Word Origin and History for parturition
n.

1640s, from Latin parturitionem (nominative parturitio), noun of action from past participle stem of parturire (see parturient).

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parturition in Medicine

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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