gestation

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gestation

a. the development of the embryo of a viviparous mammal, between conception and birth: about 266 days in humans, 624 days in elephants, and 63 days in cats
b. (as modifier): gestation period
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Positive genetic correlation of GL with BW and WW imply that selection for greater BW or WW would lead to prolonged gestation length.