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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.
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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
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The period of time spent in the uterus by the young of an animal before being born. Gestation in humans is about nine months.
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. the process of carrying in the womb.See also: Birth
2. fetation; the process of development of the fetus in the womb.
2. fetation; the process of development of the fetus in the womb.
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(or pregnancy) The period from conception to birth, which in humans lasts about 280 days.
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|Noun||1.||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 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
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"
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|
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1. incubation, development, growth, pregnancy, evolution, ripening, maturation The gestation period can be anything between 95 and 150 days.
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gestation[dʒesˈteɪʃən] N (Bio) → gestación f (also fig)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → gestation f
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gestation[dʒɛsˈteɪʃ/ən] n (Bio) → gestazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
gestationn gestación f
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