false pregnancy

false pregnancy

noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
Also called pseudopregnancy.


Origin:
1880–85

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false pregnancy
 
n
another name for phantom pregnancy

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false pregnancy n.
See pseudocyesis.

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false pregnancy

disorder that may mimic many of the effects of pregnancy, including enlargement of the uterus; cessation of menstruation; morning sickness; and even labour pains at term. The cause may be physical-the growth of a tumour or hydatidiform mole in the uterus-or emotional

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