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conception

 [kon-sep´shun]
1. the onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of the blastocyst; the formation of a viable zygote.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·cep·tion

(kon-sep'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): concept
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Fertilization of oocyte by a sperm.
[L. conceptio; see concept]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

conception

(kən-sĕp′shən)
n.
1.
a. Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization.
b. The entity formed by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
2.
a. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions: happiness beyond conception.
b. Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief: the medieval conception of justice.
c. The beginning or formation of an idea or plan: She was involved in the project from its conception.

con·cep′tion·al adj.
con·cep′tive adj.
con·cep′tive·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

conception

Fertilisation; the union of semen and ovum, usually during intercourse; impregnation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

conception

Reproduction biology The onset of pregnancy, marked by implantation of a blastocyst in the endometrium, and formation of a viable zygote
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·cep·tion

(kŏn-sep'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): concept.
2. Act of forming a general idea or notion.
3. Act of conceiving, or becoming pregnant; fertilization of the oocyte by a sperm to form a zygote.
[L. conceptio; see concept]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

conception

1. Penetration of an OVUM by a SPERMATOZOON, with the initiation of a new individual and the state of pregnancy. The formation of a ZYGOTE.
2. The individual zygote or embryo so formed.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Conception

The union of egg and sperm to form a fetus.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that while conceptions on the whole are falling, older women are bucking this trend.
Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) supported the Immaculate Conception in his Mariological Sermons and members of the Franciscan followed his passion even after his death.
The Grand Marian Procession, a prelude to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, was held last Sunday, December 2, in Intramuros, Manila.
Those who would hear mass during the feast of the Immaculate Conception need not go to mass the next day, according to a circular issued by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.
De la Conception fled, leaving a bloodstained 12-gauge shotgun in a grassland about 50 meters from his house.
Although Aevitas supported the applicant's plans of posthumous conception, this is not determinative of the parties' legal rights.
In 2016, there were 18,076 conceptions to women aged under 18 years in England and Wales, the ONS found.
There is a growing market consisting of women and couples determined to take back control of the conception process.
Maternal and foetal outcomes can be improved if optimal thyroid function is achieved, and maintained prior to conception. This needs a systematic approach which includes rational screening, appropriate management, and pragmatic counseling.

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