gestation

gestation 1530s, "riding on horseback, etc., as a form of exercise," from L. gestationem (nom. gestatio) "a carrying," noun of action from gestare "bear, carry, gestate," frequentative of gerere (pp. gestus) "to bear, carry, bring forth." Meaning "action or process of carrying young in the womb" is from 1610s.

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  • GESTATION — Chez les animaux vivipares, tels que les Mammifères, l’œuf se développe complètement à l’intérieur de l’utérus maternel: l’état d’une femelle qui porte son ou ses petits depuis la nidation de l’œuf dans l’endomètre utérin jusqu’à la parturition… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gestation — is the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal. Mammals during pregnancy can have one or more gestations at the same time (multiple gestations). The time interval of a gestation plus 2 weeks is called gestation period ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gestation — Ges*ta tion, n. [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying, fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to bear: cf. F. gestation. See {Gest} deed, {Jest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gestation — gestation. См. беременность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Gestation — (lat.), Tragung; Zeit der Trächtigkeit der Tiere oder der Schwangerschaft der Frau …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gestation — (lat.), Tragung; Zeit der Trächtigkeit oder Schwangerschaft …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gestation — Gestation, lat. deutsch, Haltung, Tracht; Schwangerschaft …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • gestation — [n] process of early development evolution, fecundation, gravidity, growth, incubation, maturation, pregnancy, reproduction, ripening; concepts 316,704,809 …   New thesaurus

  • gestation — ► NOUN 1) the process of carrying or the state of being carried in the womb between conception and birth. 2) the development of a plan or idea over a period of time. DERIVATIVES gestate verb. ORIGIN Latin, from gestare carry, carry in the womb …   English terms dictionary

  • gestation — [jes tā′shən] n. [L gestatio < pp. of gestare, freq. of gerere, to bear, carry] 1. the act or period of carrying young in the uterus from conception to birth; pregnancy 2. a development, as of a plan in the mind …   English World dictionary

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