Origin of gestation
Examples from the Web for gestation
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.”
Beard, who attaches importance to the persistence of a cyclical period in gestation, calls it the muffled striking of the clock.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The length of the gestation period of spectabilis is unknown.Life History of the Kangaroo Rat|Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
No one should go through the period of gestation without a hot water-bag.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
Cows during the first two or three months of gestation are almost sure to abort.Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease|Albert Cornelius Crawford
This measure is in gestation; but it may never come to birth.The Waters of Edera|Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
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
Word Origin for gestation
Word Origin and History for gestation
1530s, "riding on horseback, etc., as a form of exercise," from Latin gestationem (nominative gestatio) "a carrying," noun of action from gestare "bear, carry, gestate," frequentative of gerere (past participle gestus) "to bear, carry, bring forth" (see gest). Meaning "action or process of carrying young in the womb" is from 1610s.