/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 labor, lit., desiring to bring forth (prp. of parturire to be about to give birth), equiv. to part(us) (ptp. of parere to bring forth, bear) + -uri- desiderative suffix + -ent- -ENT]

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