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kukune Play

1. (verb) to swell, grow - including as pregnancy advances.

Ka kukune te hapū o tana wahine (NM 1928:106). / The pregnancy of his wife advanced.

2. (noun) foetus, embryo, unborn child, fertilised egg.

Kia tae atu ki te wā ka kīia te pēpi he kukune, kua puta ngā wāhanga matua katoa o tōna tinana (RP 2009:272). / By the time the baby is said to be a foetus, all the main body parts have formed.

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