Definitions for: Parturition

[n] the process of giving birth

Webster (1913) Definition: Par`tu*ri"tion, n. [L. parturitio, fr. parturire:
cf. F. parturition. See Parturient.]
1. The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young;
the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.

2. That which is brought forth; a birth. [Obs.]

Synonyms: birth, birthing, giving birth

See Also: accouchement, biological process, brooding, calving, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, confinement, egg laying, farrow, farrowing, hatch, hatching, incubation, labor, labour, laying, lying-in, organic process, parturiency, reproduction, travail, vaginal birth

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