Definition of Gestation period

1. Noun. The period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans).

Exact synonyms: Gestation
Generic synonyms: Biological Time
Terms within: Full Term, Term, Midterm, Trimester
Derivative terms: Gestate, Gestational

Definition of Gestation period

1. Noun. the average interval between fertilization and birth of a mammal; ranges from 13 days for the opossum to 626 days for the Indian elephant ¹

¹ Source:

Gestation Period Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gestation Period Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gestation Period

gestalt psychology
gestalt theory
gestalt therapy
gestation period (current term)
gestation sac
gestational age
gestational diabetes
gestational oedema
gestational proteinuria
gestational psychosis
gestational sac
gestational trophoblastic disease
gestatorial chair

Literary usage of Gestation period

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"(1) a short gestation period, from 53 to 61 days; in which there are 69 litters recorded with an average of 117-82 dogs; I have divided the period of ..."

2. Pork-production by William Wesley Smith, Robert Alexander Craig (1920)
"Length of gestation period. The time elapsing between breeding and farrowing is known as the gestation period. During this time each of the fertilized eggs ..."

3. The Rat: Reference Tables and Data for the Albino Rat (Mus Norvegicus by Henry Herbert Donaldson (1915)
"The gestation period in lactating albino rats is of normal length if the female ... The gestation period may be prolonged from one to six days if an albino ..."

4. Successful Farming; a Ready Reference on All Phases of Agriculture for by Frank Duane Gardner (1916)
"gestation period.—The farmer or livestock breeder must keep a record of the breeding ... The gestation period varies with the various classes of animals. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Gestation period

Search for Gestation period on!Search for Gestation period on!Search for Gestation period on Google!Search for Gestation period on Wikipedia!