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GESTATION, med. jur. The time during which a female, who has conceived, carries the embryo or foetus in her uterus. By the common consent of mankind, the term of gestation is considered to be ten lunar months, or forty weeks, equal to nine calendar months and a week. This period has been adopted, because general observation, when it could be correctly made, has proved its correctness. Cyclop. of Pract. Med. vol. 4, p. 87, art. Succession of inheritance. But this may vary one, two, or three weeks. Co. Litt. 123 b, Harg. & Butler's, note 190*; Ryan's Med. Jurisp. 121; Coop. Med. Jur: 18; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 203-211; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 478. See Pregnancy.

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4] from manure management has decreased in layer chickens, nursery to finishing pigs, and gestating to lactating sows.
At the beating heart of Alien was one unforgettable scene: the moment crew member Kane collapsed during dinner and the creature which, to everyone's horror, had been gestating inside his chest burst out.
A proposal that would ban modern housing systems for egg-laying hens, veal calves and gestating sows by 2015 was approved Tuesday by California voters.
That 1973 Hovis advert--helmed by Hollywood giant Ridley Scott when Alien was still a foetus gestating in its scriptwriter's chest--is as iconic as it gets, and was named the nation's favourite commercial in a 2006 poll.
Remembering that the project has been gestating for the best part of ten years, and even allowing for the many and varied setbacks, it seems odd that the track will come into being with a made-up infield service road for medical and veterinary vehicles that does not cover the complete circuit.
Paul Singleton, speaking on behalf of Frenson, said: "This scheme has been gestating for a very long time-years rather than months.
In recent days, we have seen small stories on how scientists have spurred the growth of adult brain stem cells in mice offering hope for neurological diseases, how a patient's own adult stem cells might treat heart disease, how mouse bone marrow stem cells might help diabetes by morphing into insulin creating cells, and how stem cells found in amniotic fluid might help treat gestating fetuses with developmental defects.
Because of ultrasound examinations, many Asian women--most notably in China but also in South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and India--now learn the sex of their gestating infant in advance, and many are choosing to terminate female fetuses.
He outlined two exceptions: the "ticking time bomb" scenario and the high-value, high-level terrorist who possesses a treasure trove of information about the terror network and the plots it's gestating.
Maryland's) include provisions for cloning beyond the embryonic stage and gestating the clone to develop the brutally inhumane practice of fetal farming for body parts and more Nazi-like experimentation.
They discovered that exposing gestating mothers to the EDCs caused reduced sperm generation in adult male offspring.
civil rights movements of the 1960s fed on longer gestating prehistories and potentials, and an equivalent case can certainly be made for West Germany, even allowing for the specificities of its post-1945 political culture.