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Definition 1: the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where maternity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children

Synonyms for maternity in the sense of this definition

(maternity is a kind of ...) a quality appropriate to a parent

(... are attributes of maternity) characteristic of a mother

"warm maternal affection for her guest"

Definition 2: the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for maternity in the sense of this definition

(maternity is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Definition 3: the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for maternity in the sense of this definition

(maternity is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of maternity ) pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus

(... is a kind of maternity ) technical terms for pregnancy

(... is a kind of maternity ) an unwanted pregnancy

"he got several girls in trouble"

(... is a kind of maternity ) the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in

"in her third pregnancy a woman is said to be gravida three"

(... is a kind of maternity ) pregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus

(... is a kind of maternity ) pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary

(... is a kind of maternity ) (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

"the parity of the mother must be considered" "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"

(maternity is a part of ...) the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

(maternity is a part of ...) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

"she was in labor for six hours"

(maternity is a part of ...) nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy

(maternity is a part of ...) (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

(maternity is the domain which ... is member of) (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition

(maternity is the domain which ... is member of) a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)

(maternity is the domain which ... is member of) (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

(maternity is the domain which ... is member of) thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood

(maternity is the domain which ... is member of) motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

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