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Noun: gestation  je'stey-shun
  1. The period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
    - gestation period
  2. The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing foetus in her uterus
    - pregnancy, maternity
  3. The conception and development of an idea or plan

Derived forms: gestations

Type of: biological time, construction, mental synthesis, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Encyclopedia: Gestation