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gestate

[′je‚stāt]
(embryology)
To carry the young in the uterus from conception to delivery.
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Not a surprise, then, that she has an ongoing project of assembling axioms beneath the heading "These Things I Know For Sure." One reads: "Ideas seem to gestate best in a void--when that void is filled it is more difficult to access them.
Nature (from the Latin nasci, meaning "to be born") is more a womb in which we gestate than a divine creation to be subdued, more a home to be sustained than a resource to be exploited.
But while Herschberger skewered the accepted wisdom about differences between women and men with her sharp wit and Morgan turned male-centered origin myths inside out, Angier tells us about all sorts of aspects of women's biology - from our X chromosomes to the way we gestate our embryos; from our sex organs to the way we build muscles.
In recent years society has developed a range of novel technological and legal means to help people overcome infertility and the inability to gestate. As a result, the components of procreation have become increasingly fragmented: The role of "mother" no longer necessarily refers to a woman who both provides the ovum for a child and gestates her, and the role of "father" no longer necessarily refers to a man who provides sperm.(1) As it becomes increasingly possible to assign the different procreative roles to different individuals, legislatures and courts find themselves facing new questions of how to value those components, particularly when the parties assign procreative roles in a manner that poses hitherto unimagined conflicts.
To what degree were they adequately informed of the likelihood that they would gestate more than one fetus?
promulgate and prorogate, conceive and gestate, I'd always wanted
Doctors are using the body presently to let the unborn child gestate just enough until it can survive on its own.
These individuals are not dead in the traditional, commonly used sense of that term: Dead bodies do not get a fever, grow, or gestate foetuses.
"Most of my ideas gestate for a while," Daisey says, revealing that his fascination with the atomic bomb began in childhood.