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A woman giving birth on a birth chair, circa 1515
Newborn after typical hospital birth

Birth (to be born) means when a baby animal comes out of its egg, or out of its mother after pregnancy. It is sometimes thought of as the beginning of life. It is also known as calving in livestock or whelping in meat-eating mammals.[1]

Related medical words

Legal meanings

  • Birth certificate is a legal document describing details of a person's birth.
  • Birthday is a day to celebrate that the person has lived a certain number of years.
  • In some countries a person is considered of illegitimate birth if the child is born of parents not legally married to one another.

Spiritual meanings

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  1. Birth,, Retrieved on June 10, 2010.
  2. Hurwitz, J. and J. Leis (1972). "Directing influence of DNA in the reaction". RNA-dependent DNA polymerase activity of RNA tumor viruses. pp. 116–129.