Gestation is defined as the period of development of a fetus in the womb.(noun)
An example of gestation is the time period for which a woman is pregnant.
See gestation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L gestatio < pp. of gestare, freq. of gerere, to bear, carry
See gestation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin gestātiō, gestātiōn-
Origin: , from Latin, a carrying
Origin: , from gestātus
Origin: , past participle of gestāre, freqentative of gerere, to carry.
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