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English noun: parturition

1. parturition (process) the process of giving birth


Synonymsbirth, birthing, giving birth


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)accouchement, brooding, calving, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, confinement, egg laying, farrow, farrowing, hatch, hatching, incubation, labor, labour, laying, lying-in, parturiency, travail, vaginal birth


Part meronymreproduction









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