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noun as in process of early development


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Sweden and Norway have eliminated the use of gestation crates, and Germany will phase them out by 2028.

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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.

The sixth week of gestation is so early in a pregnancy that many people aren’t even aware they are pregnant.

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Putting the timeline into context, it’s about 20 percent of a monkey’s gestation period.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines as extremely preterm babies born before 28 weeks of gestation, the definition we employed.

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 time of gestation is to sixty-three days, and the number of the kittens varies much.

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 duration of pregnancy, or the precise term of Utero Gestation, is not fixed.

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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gestation, such as: evolution, fecundation, gravidity, growth, incubation, and maturation.

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