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Definition 1: the conception and development of an idea or plan - [noun denoting cognition]

(gestation is a kind of ...) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

Definition 2: the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for gestation in the sense of this definition

(gestation is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of gestation ) pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus

(... is a kind of gestation ) technical terms for pregnancy

(... is a kind of gestation ) an unwanted pregnancy

"he got several girls in trouble"

(... is a kind of gestation ) the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in

"in her third pregnancy a woman is said to be gravida three"

(... is a kind of gestation ) pregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus

(... is a kind of gestation ) pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary

(... is a kind of gestation ) (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

"the parity of the mother must be considered" "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"

(gestation is a part of ...) the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

(gestation is a part of ...) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

"she was in labor for six hours"

(gestation is a part of ...) nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy

(gestation is a part of ...) (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

(gestation is the domain which ... is member of) (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition

(gestation is the domain which ... is member of) a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)

(gestation is the domain which ... is member of) (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

(gestation is the domain which ... is member of) thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood

(gestation is the domain which ... is member of) motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)

Definition 3: the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans) - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for gestation in the sense of this definition

(gestation is a kind of ...) the time of various biological processes

(gestation is a part of ...) the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent

"a healthy baby born at full term"

(gestation is a part of ...) the middle of the gestation period

(gestation is a part of ...) a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided

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