Definition of Parturient

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or giving birth. "The parturient uterus"

Derivative terms: Parturiency
Partainyms: Parturition

2. Adjective. Giving birth. "A parturient heifer"
Similar to: Nascent
Derivative terms: Parturiency

Definition of Parturient

1. a. Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful.

Definition of Parturient

1. Adjective. In labour; having recently given birth. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: by extension) About to create a new product, or float a new idea. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, related to, or caused by childbirth ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a substance) Facilitating labour. ¹

5. Noun. One who is in labour or has recently given birth. ¹

6. Noun. A substance that facilitates labour. ¹

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Definition of Parturient

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parturient

1. Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful. Origin: L. Parturiens, Of parturire to desire to bring forth, fr. Parere, partum, to bring forth. See Parent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parturient

parts interpreter
parts interpreters
parts inventory
parts of human body
parts of speech
parturient (current term)
parturient paralysis
parturient paresis

Literary usage of Parturient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1854)
"parturient fever in ewes (" giddiness accompanying parturition") forms a very interesting and important subject for investigation, with the true nature of ..."

2. Handbook of meat inspection by Robert Ostertag, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1907)
"parturient Paralysis. • Ludwig Franck deserves credit for having called attention to the fact that the diseases which occur immediately after parturition ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The Results of Active Interference in the Treatment of parturient and Puerperal Cases.—HOFMEIER (Monate. f. Geb. u. Gyn., 1906, xxiv, Heft 4) discusses this ..."

4. A Text-book of Obstetrics: Including the Pathology and Therapeutics of the by Franz Winckel (1890)
"Anaesthesia of the parturient. Shall chloroform be used in all obstetrical operations? No; because induced abortion, the induction of premature labor, ..."

5. Operative Midwifery by John Martin Munro Kerr (1908)
"The parturient canal consists of a bony framework surrounding ... Dystocia, therefore, connected with abnormalities in the parturient canal may be ..."

6. British Farmer's Magazine (1855)
"I call it parturient fever, because fever it really ¡я, ... parturient fever is an affection of common occurrence, and was attended with much fatality ..."

7. A Manual of midwifery by Karl Ludwig Ernst Schroeder (1873)
"(6) Of the Hard parturient Canal In the definition just given the time is approximately stated when premature labour may be induced. ..."

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