Relating to or in the process of childbirth. [L. parturio, to be in labor]

* * *

par·tu·ri·ent pär-'t(y)u̇r-ē-ənt adj
1) bringing forth or about to bring forth young
2) of or relating to parturition <\parturient pangs>
3) typical of parturition <the \parturient uterus>
parturient n a parturient individual <\parturients are at high risk for aspiration (R. M. Meyer)>

* * *

par·tu·ri·ent (pahr-tuґre-ənt) [L. parturiens] 1. giving birth, or pertaining to childbirth. 2. by extension, a woman in labor.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • parturient — ● parturient, parturiente adjectif (latin parturiens, entis, du latin classique parturire, accoucher) Qui est en train d accoucher (utérus parturient, par exemple) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Parturient — Par*tu ri*ent, a. [L. parturiens, p. pr. of parturire to desire to bring forth, fr. parere, partum, to bring forth. See {Parent}.] Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parturient — index fertile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parturient — (adj.) about to give birth, 1590s, from L. parturientem (nom. parturiens), prp. of parturire be in labor, desiderative of parere to bear (see PARENT (Cf. parent) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parturient — ► ADJECTIVE technical ▪ about to give birth; in labour …   English terms dictionary

  • parturient — [pär toor′ē ənt, pärtyoor′ē ənt] adj. [L parturiens, prp. of parturire, to be in labor < parere, to bring forth: see PAROUS] 1. giving birth or about to give birth to young 2. of childbirth, or parturition 3. on the point of coming forth with… …   English World dictionary

  • parturient — I. adjective Etymology: Latin parturient , parturiens, present participle of parturire to be in labor, from parere to give birth to more at pare Date: 1592 1. bringing forth or about to bring forth young 2. of or relating to parturition II. noun… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parturient — parturiency, n. /pahr toor ee euhnt, tyoor /, adj. 1. bearing or about to bear young; travailing. 2. pertaining to parturition. 3. bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea. [1585 95; < L parturient (s. of parturiens) being in… …   Universalium

  • parturient — [pα: tjʊərɪənt] adjective technical about to give birth; in labour. Origin C16: from L. parturient , parturire to be in labour , inceptive of parere bring forth …   English new terms dictionary

  • parturient — par•tu•ri•ent [[t]pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, ˈtyʊər [/t]] adj. 1) med bearing or about to bear young 2) med pertaining to parturition 3) bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea • Etymology: 1585–95; < L parturient , s. of parturiēns, prp …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.