[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, -ˈtyʊər-/
bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
pertaining to parturition.
bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
of or relating to childbirth
producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
“about to give birth,” 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire “be in labor,” literally “desire to bring forth,” desiderative of parere “to bear” (see pare). Related: Parturiency.
parturient par·tu·ri·ent (pär-tur’ē-ənt, -tyur’-)
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