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Definition of Gestation period

Gestation period: Fetal development period from the time of conception until birth. For humans, the full gestation period is normally 9 months.

The word "gestation" comes from the Latin "gestare" meaning "to carry or to bear."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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