par·tu·ri·ent (pär-trē-ənt, -tyr-)
1. About to bring forth young; being in labor.
2. Of or relating to giving birth.
3. About to produce or come forth with something, such as an idea or a discovery.
[Latin parturiēns, parturient-, present participle of parturīre, to be in labor, from partus, past participle of parere, to give birth; see perə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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