Translation of "gestation" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /dʒeˈsteiʃən/

(biology) the process or period of time when a child or young animal develops inside its mother’s body before birth

gestación, embarazo
At 7 weeks’ gestation, every essential organ has begun to form in the embryo’s tiny body even though it still weighs less than an aspirin
The gestation period of a sheep is approximately 147 days.

(formal) the process or period of time when an idea, plan, or piece of work develops

The book was several years in gestation.

(Translation of “gestation” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)