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gestate

[′je‚stāt]
(embryology)
To carry the young in the uterus from conception to delivery.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As in, his oil massage-ready single, "Grippin," which depicts a night of passionate sextacy, rocks the best Ludacris verse in a minute and hinges on the kind of chorus that gestates inside your brain like that little worm from The Wrath of Khan.
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.
The court added that its ruling would have been the same if the case had been "a true 'egg donation' situation, where a woman gestates and gives birth to a child formed from the egg of another woman with the intent to raise the child as her own."