- 1. Passage of the offspring from the uterus to the outside world; the act of being born. 2. Specifically, in the human, complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a fetus, irrespective of gestational age, and regardless of whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or whether or not the placenta is attached.- b. certificate official, legal document recording details of a live b., usually comprising name, date, place, identity of parents, and sometimes additional information such as b. weight.- premature b. b. of an infant that has achieved a gestation of at least 20 weeks or b. weight of at least 500 g, but before 37 weeks.
* * *birth 'bərth n1) the emergence of a new individual from the body of its parent2) the act or process of bringing forth young from the wombbirth vt to give birth to <allowed to \birth her child in her own way (Nancy Robinson)> vi to bring forth or be brought forth as a child or young <contend that \birthing is a natural process, rather than a medical procedure (Kit Miniclier)> <the baby \birthed breech (Jayne Anne Phillips)>
* * *n.
* * *(burth) the act or process of being born.
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