gestation time


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

gestation time

The duration of a normal pregnancy for a species.
See: pregnancy for table
See also: time
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Figure 1: The glucose readings (y-axis, in mg/dL) of 5 randomly selected women with type 1 diabetes are plotted against gestation time (x-axis, in days).
Hypothesis 1: Higher education decreases the gestation time to become self-employed, with a stronger effect for vocational than for general education.
And traditional ways of generating power are difficult, costly and require a long gestation time. Having world's fifth largest cattle population, coupled with agricultural base give us tremendous potential for producing biomass, they added.
(Human gestation time is only slightly longer than that of chimpanzees, 38 weeks versus 33 or 34 weeks.)
There are no short-cuts to solving the energy problems, given the long gestation time for setting up new generation capacity.
(2011), mean gestation time was 26.9 weeks for the stillbirth subjects and 38.5 weeks for the control subjects.
This ratio is not always %50 and is variable via season, maternal age and gestation time and paternal reproductive characterizes such as endocrine and sexual activity (such as sperm ejection number).
The evidence suggests that children's hormonal systems are being altered by various stimuli, such as chemicals in the environment, which shorten gestation time, lower birth weight and increase risks for obesity and insulin disregulation--all of which, in turn, may increase the risk for early puberty.