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[L. gestare, to carry around]
In mammals, the length of time from conception to birth. The average gestation time is a species-specific trait. In humans, the average length, as calculated from the first day of the last normal menstrual period, is 280 days, with a normal range of 259 days (37 weeks) to 287 days (41 weeks). Infants born prior to the 37th week are considered premature and those born after the 41st week, postmature.
SEE: pregnancy
SEE: gestational assessment
gestational, adj.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Gestation." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744053/all/tuboabdominal_gestation.
Gestation. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744053/all/tuboabdominal_gestation. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Gestation. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744053/all/tuboabdominal_gestation
Gestation [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744053/all/tuboabdominal_gestation.
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