See: embryo

PARTUS. The child just before it is born, or immediately after its birth. Before birth the partus is considered as a portion of the mother. Dig. 25, 4, 1, 1. See Birth; Foetus; Proles; Prolicide.

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1 ~Value of fetal fibronectin test and test to Actim Partus predict preterm birth.
17) A "condemnation of blackness" (to borrow Khalil Gibran Muhammed's apt phrase) taken, now, as so much "common sense" and traceable back to slavery's law of partus sequitur ventrem that established that the children of a slavewoman inherited the mother's condition.
However, the phosphorylated insulinlike growth factor binding pro-tein-1 (ph IGFBP-1) test (marketed outside the United States as the Actim Partus test) costs about one-fourth as much as the fetal fibronectin test.
Inventing the rules of slavery, in 1662, Virginians decided to adopt the Roman rule partus sequitur ventrem, which says that you are what your mother was.
quia partus matronarum tueatur, a nascentibus Natio nominata est.
L'adage partus sequitur ventrem organise, par l'article 13, les unions mixtes et pose le principe de la transmission du statut maternel aux enfants nes d'une telle union.
6) The slippage between property and family has been a part of the institution of slavery since the seventeenth century with the passage into law of a statute based on the Roman doctrine of partus sequitir ventrem in 1662.
ut informi urse partus, mule rarus, vipere unicus isque infelix, ut ceci talpe, surde apes, ut postremo superiorem mandibulam omnium solus animantium cocodrillus movet.
3: "Huius uero mali quod est monstruositas partus, caysa est uirtus deficiens in semine.
Thus, after the enactment of the 1797 law, the child of a Connecticut slave could--depending upon his date of birth and the status of his parents--belong to one of four different castes, each with a different legal status: (1) A child born to a female slave prior to March 2, 1784, was, under the law, a slave for life; (2) a child born to a female slave between March 2, 1784, and August 1, 1797, could be held "in servitude" until the age of twenty-five; (3) a child born to a female slave after August 1, 1797, could be held "in servitude" until the age of twenty-one; (4) a child born to a male slave and a free woman was free at birth (as Connecticut had long embraced the common-law doctrine of partus sequitur ventrem, the principle that the slave follows the condition of his mother).
Virginis partus uere humanam uereque diuinam una edidit prole naturam, quia non ita proprietates suas tenuit utraque substantia, ut personarum in eis posset esse discretio .
In Aldhelm's Enigma 97, Orchard's translation of line 5, Nulla mihi constat certi subsiantia partus `no substance of certain birth corresponds to me' (pp.