Origin of gestation
OTHER WORDS FROM gestationges·ta·tion·al, ges·ta·tive [jes-tuh-tiv, je-stey-], /ˈdʒɛs tə tɪv, dʒɛˈsteɪ-/, adjective
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How to use gestation in a sentence
Sweden and Norway have eliminated the use of gestation crates, and Germany will phase them out by 2028.The worst horrors of factory farming could soon be phased out in Europe|Jonathan Moens|September 29, 2021|Vox
The number, which includes only deaths that occurred past 20 weeks of gestation, “is twice the background rate of what would be expected,” he said.Stillbirths have doubled during covid in Mississippi. Officials are sounding the alarm.|Brittany Shammas|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
The sixth week of gestation is so early in a pregnancy that many people aren’t even aware they are pregnant.The staggering implications of the Supreme Court’s Texas anti-abortion ruling|Ian Millhiser|September 2, 2021|Vox
Putting the timeline into context, it’s about 20 percent of a monkey’s gestation period.Scientists Grew Human Cells in Monkey Embryos, and Yes, It’s an Ethical Minefield|Shelly Fan|April 20, 2021|Singularity Hub
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines as extremely preterm babies born before 28 weeks of gestation, the definition we employed.How We Investigated Death Rates for Extremely Preterm Babies in This State’s Largest Maternity Hospitals|by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth|March 30, 2021|ProPublica
She had supported Stern when his own career had first been in gestation and then later in free-fall.
He specifically defends the use of “gestation crates”— tiny pens where pregnant pigs live before giving birth.
The term “gestation,” for instance, is derived from the Latin verb gestāre, used to describe a mammal carrying a burden.
How, then, can gestation happen if no one is carrying the fetus?
For the early Jewish sages, during the first 40 days of gestation, the fetus was nothing more than “mere fluid.”
In which of the three quarters of the twelve months did the gestation of this conspiracy commence?The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The time of gestation is to sixty-three days, and the number of the kittens varies much.Our Cats and All About Them|Harrison Weir
In the middle of gestation it turns yellow, then red and lastly black, with a red film.
In the season of love, and during the period of gestation, they are met with only in pairs—a male and female.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
The duration of pregnancy, or the precise term of Utero Gestation, is not fixed.
British Dictionary definitions for gestation
- 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
- (as modifier)gestation period