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ges·ta·tion

 (jĕ-stā′shən)
n.
1. The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
2. The conception and development of a plan or an idea in the mind.

[Late Latin gestātiō, gestātiōn-, from Latin, a carrying, from gestātus, past participle of gestāre, freqentative of gerere, to carry.]

ges′ta·to′ry (jĕs′tə-tôr′ē), ges·ta′tion·al adj.

gestation

(dʒɛˈsteɪʃən)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the development of the embryo of a viviparous mammal, between conception and birth: about 266 days in humans, 624 days in elephants, and 63 days in cats
b. (as modifier): gestation period.
2. the development of an idea or plan in the mind
3. the period of such a development
[C16: from Latin gestātiō a bearing, from gestāre to bear, frequentative of gerere to carry]
gesˈtational, gestative adj
ˈgestatory adj

ges·ta·tion

(jĕ-stā′shən)
The period of time spent in the uterus by the young of an animal before being born. Gestation in humans is about nine months.

gestation

- Literally the period during which unborn young are "carried" inside the womb—from Latin gerere, "carry" or "conduct."
See also related terms for womb.

gestation

1. the process of carrying in the womb.
2. fetation; the process of development of the fetus in the womb.
See also: Birth

gestation

(or pregnancy) The period from conception to birth, which in humans lasts about 280 days.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gestation - the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)gestation - the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
biological time - the time of various biological processes
full term, term - the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"
midterm - the middle of the gestation period
trimester - a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided
2.gestation - the state of being pregnantgestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
fetal movement, foetal movement - motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
amnio, amniocentesis - (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
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
endometrium - (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
segmentation, cleavage - (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
trouble - an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
gravidation, gravidity, gravidness - technical terms for pregnancy
gravida - the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in; "in her third pregnancy a woman is said to be gravida three"
para, parity - (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"
eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, metacyesis - pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
entopic pregnancy - pregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus
quickening - the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
placenta previa - 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
phlebothrombosis, venous thrombosis - 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
morning sickness - nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy
3.gestation - the conception and development of an idea or plan
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

gestation

noun
1. incubation, development, growth, pregnancy, evolution, ripening, maturation The gestation period can be anything between 95 and 150 days.
2. development, progress, evolution, progression, incubation the prolonged period of gestation of this design

gestation

noun
The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus:
Translations

gestation

[dʒesˈteɪʃən] N (Bio) → gestación f (also fig)

gestation

[dʒɛˈsteɪʃən]
ngestation f
modif
gestation period (for mammals)période f de gestation

gestation

n (lit, of animals) → Trächtigkeit f; (of humans)Schwangerschaft f; (fig)Reifwerden nt; his book was 10 years in gestationder Reifungsprozess seines Buches dauerte 10 Jahre

gestation

[dʒɛsˈteɪʃn] n (Bio) → gestazione f

ges·ta·tion

n. embarazo, gestación, estado de gravidez;
abdominal ______ abdominal;
ectopic ______ ectópica;
interstitial ______ intersticial;
multiple ______ múltiple;
prolonged ______ prolongada;
secondary ______ secundaria;
secondary abdominal ______ abdominal secundaria;
tubal ______ tubárica;
tubo-ovarian ______ tubo-ovárica;
uterotubaric ______ útero-tubárica.

gestation

n gestación f
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The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob: -- a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.
All the facts of the animal economy, sex, nutriment, gestation, birth, growth, are symbols of the passage of the world into the soul of man, to suffer there a change and reappear a new and higher fact.
The second is the gestation period, or the time of embryonic development from fertilization to birth.
Elective repeat caesarean delivery before 39 weeks of gestation is Common.
However, search of the literature yielded only one report in which a woman with a twin gestation had balloon mitral valvuloplasty, resulting in improved maternal condition, but with development of fetal growth restriction, preterm delivery, and neonatal death of both twins.
Hippo cows give birth to a single calf weighing between 60 and 110 pounds after a gestation period of eight months and, as birth usually takes place in the water, it's fortunate that they can swim as soon as they are born
This communication usually disappears during the second month of gestation.
Wrapped in a sheer glass screen, this new building for a technical college in Utrecht by Erick van Egeraat is the outcome of an unusual, yet ultimately fertile, gestation.
More than half the nation's abortions were performed before eight weeks of gestation, and 88 percent took place in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Therefore, "Anyone able to put new product on the market within a gestation of a hippopotamus will fill it up.
He and animal science professor Bell of Cornell University teamed up in 1992 to produce a complete profile of fetal mineral content for dairy cattle, including a look at how the proportion of various minerals changes as the fetus progresses through gestation.
Recurrence rates were higher for women having pre-eclampsia associated with deliveries before 34 weeks' gestation than for those having pre-eclampsia with a longer gestation, suggesting two distinct conditions: 'a severe recurrent early-onset type affected by chronic factors, genetic or environmental, and a milder sporadic form affected by transient factors'.