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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Example sentences
They will then perform an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy.
The true importance of his style is to be found in its pregnancy.
The ovary becomes displaced during the first pregnancy, and probably never
  again returns to its original position.
During pregnancy the pelvic joints and ligaments are relaxed, and capable
  therefore of more extensive movements.
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