the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
(Medicine) The maintenance of an infant, especially a premature infant, in an environment of controlled temperature, humidity, and oxygen concentration in order to provide optimal conditions for growth and development.
The process of becoming mature.
Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
Reproduction is defined as the creation of a copy of something, a copy of something, or the act of sexual intercourse to create an offspring.
The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Maternity is defined as the state of being a mother.
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