the process, state, or period of gestating.
- ges·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
Even though the gestation period from discovery to Nobel Prize is typically much longer, the award for CRISPR is “long overdue,” says Echegoyen.
Indeed, the Mississippi law calculates gestational weeks differently than every doctor in America and standard medical procedure.
My child was small for her gestational age and her body showed her struggle to live.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials | Brandy Zadrozny | November 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Epidemiology of Gestational Weight Gain and Body Weight Changes After Pregnancy.
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
the development of an idea or plan in the mind
the period of such a development
- gestational or gestative (ˈdʒɛstətɪv, dʒɛˈsteɪ-), adjective
- gestatory, adjective
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Scientific definitions for gestation
The period of time spent in the uterus between conception and birth. Gestation in humans is about nine months.
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