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

 

parturition

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɑːtjʊˈrɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːrtjʊˈrɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](specialist)
 
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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’.
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