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English noun: gestation

1. gestation (time) the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)


Synonymsgestation period


Broader (hypernym)biological time


Part holonymfull term, midterm, term, trimester

2. gestation (state) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus


Synonymsmaternity, pregnancy


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


Narrower (hyponym)eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, entopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, gravida, gravidation, gravidity, gravidness, metacyesis, para, parity, placenta previa, trouble


Part holonymchildbed, cleavage, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, morning sickness, parturiency, quickening, segmentation, travail


Domain category membersamnio, amniocentesis, endometrium, fetal movement, foetal movement, phlebothrombosis, stretch mark, venous thrombosis

3. gestation (cognition) the conception and development of an idea or plan


Broader (hypernym)construction, mental synthesis









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