Definition of Period, gestation
Period, gestation: The period of development of the young 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
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
eMedicineHealth Top News
Find out what women really need.