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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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Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary CNT as an alternative feed ingredient to wheat bran on reproductive performance, litter performance, milk composition, and blood profiles of gestating sows.
And a long section of Tony Palmer's Nocturne, his latest documentary film about the composer, does that occasion full justice, including interviews with the Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, whom the Soviet authorities forbade to participate, the lovely, modest Heather Harper, who stepped into her shoes at the eleventh hour, and Michael Foster (author of The Idea was Good, chronicling all the circumstances in assiduous detail), who explained how Britten had been gestating a War Requiem since 1946.
Gestating in development hell for more than five years (or 12 if you count the canned PS2 version), this is as faithful a recreation of the Aliens universe as you're likely to see.
Scott's prequel to Alien, starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, is a 3D science fiction epic that has been gestating for years.
No matter, though, because there are plenty of other baby-themed movies gestating these days.
While our associate editor Rachel Beebe has been gestating a baby bump, we've all been birthing some plans of our own: for our 20th anniversary gala, our first curve awards and, finally, our announcement of the results of our unprecedented 100 most desireable queer women poll.
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.Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon have passed similar laws for swine and veal.?
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.
They can't find wives, but they just might find extreme nationalism instead." 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.