Synonyms for gestation

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Sparrman says that the period of gestation is twelve months.

It tells how a pregnant woman should live during the period of gestation.

The development of the ovule in the womb is known as gestation or pregnancy.

Her icy silence did not detract from the delights of his gestation.

The period of gestation in both these apes is a matter that cannot be stated with certainty.

The period of gestation was one of regret, unpleasantness and anger.

The period of gestation is nine weeks; the young are born in mid-May.

The likeness between this process and that of conception, gestation and birth is obvious.

If this be true, the period of gestation cannot be less than eleven months.

In other words, the gestation commenced in the womb is completed in the pouch.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GESTATION

maternity

nounperiod of being pregnant with child
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