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  1. gestationnoun


  2. gestationnoun

    The period of time during which an infant animal or human physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.


  3. gestationnoun

    The process of development of a plan or idea.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gestation, gestation periodnoun

    the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)

    pregnancy, maternity, gestation period

  2. pregnancy, gestation, maternitynoun

    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

    maternal quality, maternity, motherliness, motherhood, gestation period, pregnancy, maternalism

  3. gestationnoun

    the conception and development of an idea or plan

    pregnancy, maternity, gestation period

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  1. gestationnoun


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  1. Paul Shapiro:

    This bill applied only to gestation crates, meaning there are no piglets to be kept separate from their mothers, since they're all in utero.

  2. Michael Kramer:

    There is no evidence in this study that there is anything at all normal about shorter gestation for black women for instance, quite the contrary, these findings of very large racial and ethnic disparities should cause us to redouble our efforts to understand not only the biological but also the behavioral and social determinants of racial differences in health.

  3. Samantha Harris:

    Following the scans at KIMS Hospital, the remains were in fact revealed to be the mummy of a baby, initial reviews identified the baby to be a miscarried c.20-week gestation foetus which, if found to be the case, will be one of the youngest human mummies recorded anywhere in the world.

  4. Naganand Doraswamy:

    The gestation period is long by the time you see returns.

  5. Jacques Martin Barzun:

    In producers, loafing is productive and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.

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