parturiency


parturiency
noun
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
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she was in labor for six hours

Syn: ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑confinement, ↑lying-in, ↑travail, ↑childbed
Derivationally related forms: ↑labour (for: ↑labour), ↑labor (for: ↑labor), ↑parturient
Hypernyms: ↑parturition, ↑birth, ↑giving birth, ↑birthing
Hyponyms: ↑premature labor, ↑premature labour
Part Holonyms: ↑pregnancy, ↑gestation, ↑maternity
Part Meronyms: ↑uterine contraction, ↑effacement, ↑asynclitism, ↑obliquity

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  • Parturiency — Par*tu ri*en*cy, n. Parturition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parturiency — See parturient. * * * …   Universalium

  • parturiency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus: gestation, gravidity, gravidness, pregnancy. See REPRODUCTION …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • pregnancy — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reproduction, fertilization, gestation, gravidity, propagation, parturiency, germination, fecundation, productivity, fertility. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. gestation, fertilization, incubation, *the family way,… …   English dictionary for students

  • labor — I noun 1. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages (Freq. 20) there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field • Syn: ↑labour, ↑working class, ↑proletariat • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lying-in — noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child she was in labor for six hours • Syn: ↑parturiency, ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑confinement, ↑travail, ↑childbed • Derivationa …   Useful english dictionary

  • pregnancy — noun how far along is she in the pregnancy? Syn: gestation; rare parturiency, gravidity …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • parturition — n childbirth, parturiency, labor, travail, Fr. accouchement. bearing, childbearing, delivery, childbed, confinement, lying in, Med. eutocia, Med. dystocia; nativity, birth, genesis …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • parturient — /paˈtjuriənt/ (say pah tyoohreeuhnt) adjective 1. bringing forth or about to bring forth young; in labour. 2. relating to parturition. 3. bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea. {Latin parturiens, present participle, being in… …   Australian English dictionary