Definition of parturition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːrtjʊˈrɪʃn//
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the act of giving birth Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from late Latin parturitio(n-), from parturire ‘be in labour’, inceptive of parere ‘bring forth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parturition