1. [ noun ] the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
Synonyms: gestation_period
Related terms: biological_time term midterm trimester bear
2. [ noun ] (psychology) the conception and development of an idea or plan
Related terms: construction conceive
3. [ noun ] (obstetrics) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
Synonyms: maternity pregnancy
Related terms: physiological_state para placenta_previa trouble gravida gravidity ectopic_pregnancy entopic_pregnancy labor quickening morning_sickness cleavage phlebothrombosis stretch_mark fetal_movement endometrium bear
Similar spelling:   gestational