GESTATION PERIOD

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This term applies to the period of pregnancy where an offspring is carried by its mother. Ranges from 20 days for a shrew to 22 months for the elephant.

GESTATION PERIOD: "The gestation period of humans is 9 calendar months."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GESTATION PERIOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gestation-period/ (accessed June 24, 2022).

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