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Noun: parturiency  paar'tûr-ee-un(t)-see [N. Amer], paa'tyûr-ee-un(t)-see [Brit]
  1. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    "she was in parturiency for six hours";
    - labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], confinement, lying-in, travail [literary], childbed [archaic]

Derived forms: parturiencies

Type of: birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition

Part of: gestation, maternity, pregnancy

Encyclopedia: Parturiency