HyperDic: maternity

English > 3 senses of the word maternity:
NOUNstatematernity, pregnancy, gestationthe state of being pregnant
relationmaternity, motherhoodthe kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
attributematernity, motherliness, maternalism, maternal qualitythe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
maternity > pronunciation
Soundsmahter'nihtiy
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English > maternity: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.
Synonymspregnancy, gestation
Category ofamniocentesis, amnio(pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
endometrium(pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus
fetal movement, foetal movementmotion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
phlebothrombosis, venous thrombosisthrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein
stretch markA narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
Partscleavage, segmentation(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
morning sicknessnausea early in the day
parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
quickeningThe stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
Narrowerectopic pregnancy, extrauterine pregnancy, ectopic gestation, extrauterine gestation, eccyesis, metacyesispregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
entopic pregnancypregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus
gravidaThe number of the pregnancy that a woman is in
gravidity, gravidness, gravidationTechnical terms for pregnancy
parity, para(obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
placenta previapregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part)
troubleAn unwanted pregnancy
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Spanishembarazo, gestación, gravidez, preñado, preñez
Catalanembaràs, gestació, prenyat
English > maternity: 3 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe kinship relation between an offspring and the mother.
Synonymmotherhood
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Spanishmaternidad
Catalanmaternitat
English > maternity: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.
Synonymsmotherliness, maternalism, maternal quality
Attributesmaternalcharacteristic of a mother
Broaderparental qualityA quality appropriate to a parent
Spanishcualidad maternal
Catalanqualitat maternal
Adjectivesmaternalcharacteristic of a mother

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