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false pregnancy

noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology
1.
physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
Also called pseudopregnancy.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for false pregnancy

false pregnancy

noun
1.
another name for phantom pregnancy
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false pregnancy in Medicine

false pregnancy n.
See pseudocyesis.

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Encyclopedia Article for false pregnancy

pseudocyesis

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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