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gestational age

 

Definition:

  1. in obstetrics, the developmental age of a fetus, usually based on the presumed first day of the last normal menstrual period.
  2. in embryology, this term is superfluous because gestation does not begin until fertilization of an oocyte occurs around the middle of the menstrual cycle.

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