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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gestation period mean? 

  The noun GESTATION PERIOD has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: GESTATION PERIOD used as a noun is very rare.

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


gestation; gestation period

Hypernyms ("gestation period" is a kind of...):

biological time (the time of various biological processes)

Meronyms (parts of "gestation period"):

full term; term (the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent)

midterm (the middle of the gestation period)

trimester (a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided)

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