Part of speech:
The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
The process by which two gametes (reproductive cells having a single, haploid set of chromosomes) fuse to become a zygote, which develops into a new organism. The resultant zygote is diploid (it has two sets of chromosomes). In cross-fertilization, the two gametes come from two different individual organisms. In self-fertilization, the gametes come from the same individual. Fertilization includes the union of the cytoplasm of the gametes (called plasmogamy) followed by the union of the nuclei of the two gametes (called karyogamy). Among many animals, such as mammals, fertilization occurs inside the body of the female. Among fish, eggs are fertilized in the water. Among plants, fertilization of eggs occurs within the reproductive structures of the parent plant, such as the ovules of gymnosperms and angiosperms.
The period of time during which an infant animal or human physically develops inside the mother's body until it is born.
Reproduction or multiplication, as of a plant or animal
The birthrate of a population.
The definition of antenatal is the period before something is born.
Carrying an unborn child; pregnant.
Waiting, as for the birth of a child or for an inheritance
Of, relating to, or occurring in the earliest stage of development:
Carrying developing young or eggs:
Of childbirth or obstetrics
Producing results; fruitful:
Relating to or occurring during pregnancy:
Rate of production of young by a female.
Maternity is defined as the state of being a mother.
The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus
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