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Meaning of GESTATION

Pronunciation:  je'steyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the conception and development of an idea or plan
  2. [n]  the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  3. [n]  the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

GESTATION is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gestation period, pregnancy
 See Also: biological time, childbed, cleavage, confinement, construction, eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, entopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, full term, gravida, gravidation, gravidity, gravidness, labor, labour, lying-in, mental synthesis, metacyesis, midterm, morning sickness, para, parity, parturiency, physiological condition, physiological state, placenta previa, quickening, segmentation, term, travail, trimester, trouble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ges*ta"tion\, n. [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying,
fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to
bear: cf. F. gestation. See {Gest} deed, {Jest}.]
1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.]

2. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to
   delivery; pregnancy.

3. Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on
   horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his
   own powers; passive exercise. --Dunglison.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The period of time from conception to birth; the length of pregnancy.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The condition, process, or period of time of carrying and maintaining one or more young within the uterus (womb) until it is ready to be born.
 Definition: the period of time from conception to birth