Examples of gestation in a Sentence
the gestation of new ideas
The book has been in gestation for a long time.
Recent Examples of gestation from the Web
Newborn calves, born after a 15-month gestation period, weigh between 73 and 121 pounds.
After fertilization and a gestation period of about 22 days, mother mice can have anywhere from three to six babies.
Babies as young as 22 weeks' gestation, which just a few decades ago might not have had any hope, are regularly given a chance at life.
One week ago, after a long and contentious gestation period, lawmakers in Olympia finally birthed their plan to fully fund K-12 education.
Four decades is a long gestation period by anyone's definition, but the result was worth the wait.
Although SIDS deaths are sudden, a latent vulnerability may be present for days or months prior to death, the researchers of the PNAS study wrote, and may even originate during gestation.
The preterm birthrate — babies born before 37 weeks of gestation — increased to 9.84 percent from 9.63 percent in 2015.
A Tennessee law will require doctors to determine the viability of fetuses of at least 20 weeks of gestation, making it a felony to abort a viable fetus unless the pregnancy puts a woman at risk of death or serious injury.
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Origin and Etymology of gestation
Latin gestation-, gestatio, from gestare to bear, frequentative of gerere to bear
First Known Use: 1615See Words from the same year
GESTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gestation for English Language Learners
: the time when a person or animal is developing inside its mother before it is born; also : the process of development that happens during this time
: the process by which something (such as an idea) forms and develops
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