postpregnancy

pregnancy

[preg-nuhn-see]
noun, plural pregnancies.
the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.

Origin:
1520–30; pregn(ant) + -ancy

postpregnancy, adjective
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pregnancy (ˈprɛɡnənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  the state or condition of being pregnant
2.  the period from conception to childbirth

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pregnancy preg·nan·cy (prěg'nən-sē)
n.

  1. The condition of a woman or female mammal from conception until birth; the condition of being pregnant.

  2. The period during which a woman or female mammal is pregnant. Also called cyesis.

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pregnancy   (prěg'nən-sē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The condition of carrying developing offspring within the body.

  2. The time period during which this condition exists; gestation.


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